dominance_analysis: Dominance Analysis

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dominance_analysisR Documentation

Dominance Analysis


Computes Dominance Analysis Statistics and Designations


  sets = NULL,
  all = NULL,
  conditional = TRUE,
  complete = TRUE,
  quote_args = NULL,
  contrasts = model$contrasts,



A model object supported by performance::r2(). See 'Details'.


A (named) list of formula objects with no left hand side/response. If the list has names, the name provided each element will be used as the label for the set. Unnamed list elements will be provided a set number name based on its position among the sets as entered.

Predictors in each formula are bound together as a set in the dominance analysis and dominance statistics and designations are computed for the predictors together. Predictors in sets must be present in the model submitted to the model argument and cannot be in the all argument.


A formula with no left hand side/response.

Predictors in the formula are included in each subset in the dominance analysis and the R2 value associated with them is subtracted from the overall value. Predictors in all must be present in the model submitted to the model argument and cannot be in the sets argument.


Logical. If FALSE then conditional dominance matrix is not computed.

If conditional dominance is not desired as an importance criterion, avoiding computing the conditional dominance matrix can save computation time.


Logical. If FALSE then complete dominance matrix is not computed.

If complete dominance is not desired as an importance criterion, avoiding computing complete dominance designations can save computation time.


A character vector of arguments in the model submitted to model to quote() prior to submitting to the dominance analysis. This is necessary for data masked arguments (e.g., weights) to prevent them from being evaluated before being applied to the model and causing an error.


A named list of contrasts used by the model object. This list is required in order for the correct mapping of parameters to predictors in the output when the model creates indicator codes for factor variables using insight::get_modelmatrix(). By default, the contrast element from the model object submitted is used. If the model object does not have a contrast element the user can supply this named list.


Not used at current.


Computes two decompositions of the model's R2 and returns a matrix of designations from which predictor relative importance determinations can be obtained.

Note in the output that the "constant" subset is associated with a component of the model that does not directly contribute to the R2 such as an intercept. The "all" subset is apportioned a component of the fit statistic but is not considered a part of the dominance analysis and therefore does not receive a rank, conditional dominance statistics, or complete dominance designations.

The input model is parsed using insight::find_predictors(), does not yet support interactions, transformations, or offsets applied in the R formula, and will fail with an error if any such terms are detected.

The model submitted must accept an formula object as a formula argument. In addition, the model object must accept the data on which the model is estimated as a data argument. Formulas submitted using object references (i.e., lm(mtcars$mpg ~ mtcars$vs)) and functions that accept data as a non-data argument (e.g., survey::svyglm() uses design) will fail with an error.

Models that return TRUE for the insight::model_info() function's values "is_bayesian", "is_mixed", "is_gam", is_multivariate", "is_zero_inflated", or "is_hurdle" are not supported at current.

When performance::r2() returns multiple values, only the first is used by default.


Object of class "parameters_da".

An object of class "parameters_da" is a list of data.frames composed of the following elements:


A data.frame which associates dominance statistics with model parameters. The variables in this data.frame include:


Parameter names.


Vector of general dominance statistics. The R2 ascribed to variables in the all argument are also reported here though they are not general dominance statistics.


Vector of general dominance statistics normalized to sum to 1.


Vector of ranks applied to the general dominance statistics.


Names of the subset to which the parameter belongs in the dominance analysis. Each other data.frame returned will refer to these subset names.


A data.frame of conditional dominance statistics. Each observation represents a subset and each variable represents an the average increment to R2 with a specific number of subsets in the model. NULL if conditional argument is FALSE.


A data.frame of complete dominance designations. The subsets in the observations are compared to the subsets referenced in each variable. Whether the subset in each variable dominates the subset in each observation is represented in the logical value. NULL if complete argument is FALSE.


Joseph Luchman


  • Azen, R., & Budescu, D. V. (2003). The dominance analysis approach for comparing predictors in multiple regression. Psychological Methods, 8(2), 129-148. doi:10.1037/1082-989X.8.2.129

  • Budescu, D. V. (1993). Dominance analysis: A new approach to the problem of relative importance of predictors in multiple regression. Psychological Bulletin, 114(3), 542-551. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.114.3.542

  • Groemping, U. (2007). Estimators of relative importance in linear regression based on variance decomposition. The American Statistician, 61(2), 139-147. doi:10.1198/000313007X188252

See Also




# Dominance Analysis with Logit Regression
model <- glm(vs ~ cyl + carb + mpg, data = mtcars, family = binomial())


# Dominance Analysis with Weighted Logit Regression
model_wt <- glm(vs ~ cyl + carb + mpg,
  data = mtcars,
  weights = wt, family = quasibinomial()

dominance_analysis(model_wt, quote_args = "weights")

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