count.pairwise: Count number of pairwise cases for a data set with missing...

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) Examples

Description

When doing cor(x, use= "pairwise"), it is nice to know the number of cases for each pairwise correlation. This is particularly useful when doing SAPA type analyses. More importantly, when there are some missing pairs, it is useful to supply imputed values so that further analyses may be done. This is useful if using the Massively Missing Completely at Random (MMCAR) designs used by the SAPA project. The specific pairs missing may be identified by pairwiseZero. Summaries of the counts are given by pairwiseDescribe.

Usage

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pairwiseCount(x, y = NULL,diagonal=TRUE)
pairwiseDescribe(x,y,diagonal=FALSE,...) 
pairwiseZero(x,y=NULL, min=0, short=TRUE)
pairwiseImpute(keys,R,fix=FALSE)
pairwiseReport(x,y=NULL,cut=0,diagonal=FALSE,...) 
pairwiseSample(x,y=NULL,diagonal=FALSE,size=100,...)
pairwisePlot(x,y=NULL,upper=TRUE,diagonal=TRUE,labels=TRUE,show.legend=TRUE,n.legend=10,
colors=FALSE,gr=NULL,minlength=6,xlas=1,ylas=2,
main="Relative Frequencies",count=TRUE,...)
count.pairwise(x, y = NULL,diagonal=TRUE) #deprecated

Arguments

x

An input matrix, typically a data matrix ready to be correlated.

y

An optional second input matrix

diagonal

if TRUE, then report the diagonal, else fill the diagonals with NA

...

Other parameters to pass to describe

min

Count the number of item pairs with <= min entries

short

Show the table of the item pairs that have entries <= min

keys

A keys.list specifying which items belong to which scale.

R

A correlation matrix to be described or imputed

cut

Report the item pairs and numbers with cell sizes less than cut

fix

If TRUE, then replace all NA correlations with the mean correlation for that within or between scale

upper

Should the upper off diagonal matrix be drawn, or left blank?

labels

if NULL, use column and row names, otherwise use labels

show.legend

A legend (key) to the colors is shown on the right hand side

n.legend

How many categories should be labelled in the legend?

colors

Defaults to FALSE and will use a grey scale. colors=TRUE use colors \ from the colorRampPalette from red through white to blue

minlength

If not NULL, then the maximum number of characters to use in row/column labels

xlas

Orientation of the x axis labels (1 = horizontal, 0, parallel to axis, 2 perpendicular to axis)

ylas

Orientation of the y axis labels (1 = horizontal, 0, parallel to axis, 2 perpendicular to axis)

main

A title. Defaults to "Relative Frequencies"

gr

A color gradient: e.g., gr <- colorRampPalette(c("#B52127", "white", "#2171B5")) will produce slightly more pleasing (to some) colors. See next to last example of corPlot.

count

Should we count the number of pairwise observations using pairwiseCount, or just plot the counts for a matrix?

size

Sample size of the number of variables to sample in pairwiseSample

Details

When using Massively Missing Completely at Random (MMCAR) designs used by the SAPA project, it is important to count the number of pairwise observations (pairwiseCount). If there are pairs with 1 or fewer observations, these will produce NA values for correlations making subsequent factor analyses fa or reliability analsyes omega or scoreOverlap impossible.

In order to identify item pairs with counts less than a certain value pairwiseReport reports the names of those pairs with fewer than 'cut' observations. By default, it just reports the number of offending items. With short=FALSE, the print will give the items with n.obs < cut. Even more detail is available in the returned objects.

The specific pairs that have values <= n min in any particular table of the paiwise counts may be given by pairwiseZero.

To remedy the problem of missing correlations, we impute the missing correlations using pairwiseImpute. The technique takes advantage of the scale based structure of SAPA items. Items within a scale (e.g. Letter Number Series similar to the ability items) are imputed to correlate with items from another scale (e.g., Matrix Reasoning) at the average of these two between scale inter-item mean correlations. The average correlations within and between scales are reported by pairwiseImpute and if the fix paremeter is specified, the imputed correlation matrix is returned.

Alternative methods of imputing these correlations are not yet implemented.

The time to count cell size varies linearly by the number of subjects and of the number of items squared. This becomes prohibitive for larger (big n items) data sets. pairwiseSample will take samples of size=size of these bigger data sets and then returns basic descriptive statistics of these counts, including mean, median, and the .05, .25, .5, .75 and .95 quantiles.

Value

result

= matrix of counts of pairwise observations (if pairwiseCount)

av.r

The average correlation value of the observed correlations within/between scales

count

The numer of observed correlations within/between each scale

percent

The percentage of complete data by scale

imputed

The original correlation matrix with NA values replaced by the mean correlation for items within/between the appropriate scale.

Author(s)

Maintainer: William Revelle revelle@northwestern.edu

Examples

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x <- matrix(rnorm(900),ncol=6)
y <- matrix(rnorm(450),ncol=3)
x[x < 0] <- NA
y[y > 1] <- NA

pairwiseCount(x)
pairwiseCount(y)
pairwiseCount(x,y)
pairwiseCount(x,diagonal=FALSE)
pairwiseDescribe(x,quant=c(.1,.25,.5,.75,.9))

#examine the structure of the ability data set
keys <- list(ICAR16=colnames(psychTools::ability),reasoning =  
  cs(reason.4,reason.16,reason.17,reason.19),
  letters=cs(letter.7, letter.33,letter.34,letter.58, letter.7), 
  matrix=cs(matrix.45,matrix.46,matrix.47,matrix.55), 
  rotate=cs(rotate.3,rotate.4,rotate.6,rotate.8))
 pairwiseImpute(keys,psychTools::ability)

    

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