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{cmd:mstbayes} {hline 2} Bayesian Effect Size calculation for Multisite Randomised Trials
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{title:Syntax}
{cmd:mstbayes} {varlist} {ifin}{cmd:,} {opt int:ervention(interv_var)} {opt ran:dom(clust_var)} [{it:options}]
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{synopt :{opt int:ervention()}}requires a factor variable identifying the intervention (arms) of the trial.{p_end}
{synopt :{opt ran:dom()}}requires a factor variable identifying the clusters (Schools) of the trial.{p_end}
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{synopt :{opt *}}additional Bayesian arguments to be passed to the command. Stata defaults apply.{p_end}
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{synopt :{opt thr:eshold(#)}}a real scalar or vector of threshold(s) for estimating Bayesian posterior probability.{p_end}
{synopt :{opt sepch:ains}}stores summary statistics for each chain.{p_end}
{synopt :{opt diag:nostics}}generates convergence diagnostic graphs.{p_end}
{synopt :{opt noi:sily}}displays regression output.{p_end}
{synopt :{opt save}}saves the simulation output.{p_end}
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{it:varlist} and {cmd:intervention()} may contain factor-variable operators; see {help fvvarlist}.{p_end}
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{title:Description}
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{cmd:mstbayes} performs {cmd:Effect Size} (ES) calculation of multisite randomised educational trials using a multilevel model under a Bayesian setting. This analysis produces ES estimates for both conditional
and unconditional model specifications.
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{title:Options}
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{opt *} Additional Bayesian arguments to be passed to the command such as {cmd:mcmcsize(#) burnin(#) rseed(#) nchains(#)} and custom priors. Stata defaults of Bayesian mixed models apply; see {opt bayes} prefix ({manhelp bayes BAYES}).
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{opt threshold(#)} A real scalar or vector for estimating Bayesian posterior probability such that the observed effect size is greater than or equal to the threshold(s).{p_end}
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{opt sepchains} Stores summary statistics for each number of chains specified in {cmd:nchains(#)}.
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{opt diagnostics} Generates convergence diagnostic graphs for each number of chains specified in {cmd:nchains(#)}.
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{opt noisily} Displays regression output for both conditional and unconditional models.{p_end}
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{opt save} Saves simulation output in two datasets {cmd:(mcmcUncMST.dta, mcmcCondMST.dta)} containing the simulation output for the conditional and unconditional models.
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{title:Examples}
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{pstd}Setup{p_end}
{phang2}{cmd:. use mstData.dta}{p_end}
{pstd}Simple model{p_end}
{phang2}{cmd:. mstbayes Posttest Prettest, int(Intervention) ran(School)}{p_end}
{pstd}Model using custom simulation options and all diagnostic options with base level change{p_end}
{phang2}{cmd:. mstbayes Posttest Prettest, int(ib(last).Intervention) ran(School) thr(0.1) mcmcsize(50000) burnin(50000) rseed(1234) nchains(4) sepch diag save}{p_end}
{pstd}Model using custom simulation options with three-arm intervention variable and custom priors{p_end}
{phang2}{cmd:. mstbayes Posttest Prettest, int(Intervention2) ran(School) mcmcsize(50000) burnin(50000) rseed(1234) nchains(4) prior({Posttest:_cons}, uniform(-50,50))}{p_end}
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{title:Stored results}
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{cmd:mstbayes} stores the following in {cmd:r()}:
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{synopt:{cmd:r(CondES#)}}conditional Hedgesâ€™ g effect size and its 95% credible intervals for # number of arms in {it:interv_var}.{p_end}
{synopt:{cmd:r(UncondES#)}}unconditional effect size for # number of arms in {it:interv_var}, obtained based on within and total variance from the unconditional model.{p_end}
{synopt:{cmd:r(Beta)}}estimates and credible intervals for variables specified in the model.{p_end}
{synopt:{cmd:r(Cond_ProbES#)}}a matrix of Bayesian Posterior Probabilities for the conditional model, such that the observed effect size is greater than or equal to a pre-specified threshold(s) for arm #.{p_end}
{synopt:{cmd:r(Uncond_ProbES#)}}a matrix of Bayesian Posterior Probabilities for the unconditional model, such that the observed effect size is greater than or equal to a pre-specified threshold(s) for arm #.{p_end}
{synopt:{cmd:r(Cov)}}variance decomposition into within cluster variance (Pupils) and Total variance. It also contains intra-cluster correlation (ICC).{p_end}
{synopt:{cmd:r(schCov)}}variance decomposition into between cluster variance-covariance matrix (school by intervention).{p_end}
{synopt:{cmd:r(UschCov)}}variance decomposition for the Unconditional model into between cluster variance (School).{p_end}
{synopt:{cmd:r(SchEffects)}}a vector of the estimated deviation of each school from the intercept.{p_end}
{synopt:{cmd:r(sepchains_#)}}stores summary statistics for # number of chains separately.{p_end}
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