See Chapter 15: The Four Types of Estimable Functions, for a complete discussion of the four standard types of hypothesis tests.
To illustrate the four types of tests and the principles upon which they are based, consider a twoway design with interaction based on the following data:
B 

1 
2 

1 
23.5 
28.7 

23.7 

A 
2 
8.9 
5.6 

8.9 

3 
10.3 
13.6 

12.5 
14.6 
Invoke PROC GLM and specify all the estimable functions options to examine what the GLM procedure can test. The following statements produce the summary ANOVA table displayed in Figure 42.10.
data example; input a b y @@; datalines; 1 1 23.5 1 1 23.7 1 2 28.7 2 1 8.9 2 2 5.6 2 2 8.9 3 1 10.3 3 1 12.5 3 2 13.6 3 2 14.6 ;
proc glm; class a b; model y=a b a*b / e e1 e2 e3 e4; run;
Figure 42.10: Summary ANOVA Table from PROC GLM
Source  DF  Sum of Squares  Mean Square  F Value  Pr > F 

Model  5  520.4760000  104.0952000  49.66  0.0011 
Error  4  8.3850000  2.0962500  
Corrected Total  9  528.8610000 
RSquare  Coeff Var  Root MSE  y Mean 

0.984145  9.633022  1.447843  15.03000 
The following sections show the general form of estimable functions and discuss the four standard tests, their properties, and abbreviated output for the twoway crossed example.
Figure 42.11 is the general form of estimable functions for the example. In order to be testable, a hypothesis must be able to fit within the framework displayed here.
Figure 42.11: General Form of Estimable Functions
General Form of Estimable Functions  

Effect  Coefficients 
Intercept  L1 
a 1  L2 
a 2  L3 
a 3  L1L2L3 
b 1  L5 
b 2  L1L5 
a*b 1 1  L7 
a*b 1 2  L2L7 
a*b 2 1  L9 
a*b 2 2  L3L9 
a*b 3 1  L5L7L9 
a*b 3 2  L1L2L3L5+L7+L9 
If a hypothesis is estimable, the s in the preceding scheme can be set to values that match the hypothesis. All the standard tests in PROC GLM can be shown in the preceding format, with some of the s zeroed and some set to functions of other s.
The following sections show how many of the hypotheses can be tested by comparing the model sumofsquares regression from one model to a submodel. The notation used is
where SS(A effects) denotes the regression model sum of squares for the model consisting of A effects. This notation is equivalent to the reduction notation defined by Searle (1971) and summarized in Chapter 15: The Four Types of Estimable Functions.
Type I sums of squares (SS), also called sequential sums of squares, are the incremental improvement in error sums of squares as each effect is added to the model. They can be computed by fitting the model in steps and recording the difference in error sum of squares at each step.
Source 
Type I SS 


A 
SS 

B 
SS 


SS 
Type I sums of squares are displayed by default because they are easy to obtain and can be used in various hand calculations to produce sum of squares values for a series of different models. Nelder (1994) and others have argued that Type I and II sums are essentially the only appropriate ones for testing ANOVA effects; however, see also the discussion of Nelder’s article, especially Rodriguez, Tobias, and Wolfinger (1995) and Searle (1995).
The Type I hypotheses have these properties:
Type I sum of squares for all effects add up to the model sum of squares. None of the other sum of squares types have this property, except in special cases.
Type I hypotheses can be derived from rows of the ForwardDolittle transformation of (a transformation that reduces to an upper triangular matrix by row operations).
Type I sum of squares are statistically independent of each other under the usual assumption that the true residual errors are independent and identically normally distributed.
Type I hypotheses depend on the order in which effects are specified in the MODEL statement.
Type I hypotheses are uncontaminated by parameters corresponding to effects that precede the effect being tested; however, the hypotheses usually involve parameters for effects following the tested effect in the model. For example, in the model
Y=A B;
the Type I hypothesis for B
does not involve A
parameters, but the Type I hypothesis for A
does involve B
parameters.
Type I hypotheses are functions of the cell counts for unbalanced data; the hypotheses are not usually the same hypotheses that are tested if the data are balanced.
Type I sums of squares are useful for polynomial models where you want to know the contribution of a term as though it had been made orthogonal to preceding effects. Thus, in polynomial models, Type I sums of squares correspond to tests of the orthogonal polynomial effects.
The Type I estimable functions and associated tests for the example are shown in Figure 42.12.
Figure 42.12: Type I Estimable Functions and Tests
Type I Estimable Functions  

Effect  Coefficients  
a  b  a*b  
Intercept  0  0  0 
a 1  L2  0  0 
a 2  L3  0  0 
a 3  L2L3  0  0 
b 1  0.1667*L20.1667*L3  L5  0 
b 2  0.1667*L2+0.1667*L3  L5  0 
a*b 1 1  0.6667*L2  0.2857*L5  L7 
a*b 1 2  0.3333*L2  0.2857*L5  L7 
a*b 2 1  0.3333*L3  0.2857*L5  L9 
a*b 2 2  0.6667*L3  0.2857*L5  L9 
a*b 3 1  0.5*L20.5*L3  0.4286*L5  L7L9 
a*b 3 2  0.5*L20.5*L3  0.4286*L5  L7+L9 
Source  DF  Type I SS  Mean Square  F Value  Pr > F 

a  2  494.0310000  247.0155000  117.84  0.0003 
b  1  10.7142857  10.7142857  5.11  0.0866 
a*b  2  15.7307143  7.8653571  3.75  0.1209 
The Type II tests can also be calculated by comparing the error sums of squares (SS) for subset models. The Type II SS are
the reduction in error SS due to adding the term after all other terms have been added to the model except terms that contain
the effect being tested. An effect is contained in another effect if it can be derived by deleting variables from the latter
effect. For example, A
and B
are both contained in A
*B
. For this model, the Type II SS are given by the reduced sums of squares as shown in the following table.
Source 
Type II SS 


A 
SS 

B 
SS 


SS 
Type II SS have these properties:
Type II SS do not necessarily sum to the model SS.
The hypothesis for an effect does not involve parameters of other effects except for containing effects (which it must involve to be estimable).
Type II SS are invariant to the ordering of effects in the model.
For unbalanced designs, Type II hypotheses for effects that are contained in other effects are not usually the same hypotheses that are tested if the data are balanced. The hypotheses are generally functions of the cell counts.
The Type II estimable functions and associated tests for the example are shown in Figure 42.13.
Figure 42.13: Type II Estimable Functions and Tests
Type II Estimable Functions  

Effect  Coefficients  
a  b  a*b  
Intercept  0  0  0 
a 1  L2  0  0 
a 2  L3  0  0 
a 3  L2L3  0  0 
b 1  0  L5  0 
b 2  0  L5  0 
a*b 1 1  0.619*L2+0.0476*L3  0.2857*L5  L7 
a*b 1 2  0.381*L20.0476*L3  0.2857*L5  L7 
a*b 2 1  0.0476*L2+0.381*L3  0.2857*L5  L9 
a*b 2 2  0.0476*L2+0.619*L3  0.2857*L5  L9 
a*b 3 1  0.5714*L20.4286*L3  0.4286*L5  L7L9 
a*b 3 2  0.4286*L20.5714*L3  0.4286*L5  L7+L9 
Source  DF  Type II SS  Mean Square  F Value  Pr > F 

a  2  499.1202857  249.5601429  119.05  0.0003 
b  1  10.7142857  10.7142857  5.11  0.0866 
a*b  2  15.7307143  7.8653571  3.75  0.1209 
Type III and Type IV sums of squares (SS), sometimes referred to as partial sums of squares, are considered by many to be the most desirable; see Searle (1987, Section 4.6). Using PROC GLM’s singular parameterization, these SS cannot, in general, be computed by comparing model SS from different models. However, they can sometimes be computed by reduction for methods that reparameterize to full rank, when such a reparameterization effectively imposes Type III linear constraints on the parameters. In PROC GLM, they are computed by constructing a hypothesis matrix and then computing the SS associated with the hypothesis . As long as there are no missing cells in the design, Type III and Type IV SS are the same.
These are properties of Type III and Type IV SS:
The hypothesis for an effect does not involve parameters of other effects except for containing effects (which it must involve to be estimable).
The hypotheses to be tested are invariant to the ordering of effects in the model.
The hypotheses are the same hypotheses that are tested if there are no missing cells. They are not functions of cell counts.
The SS do not generally add up to the model SS and, in some cases, can exceed the model SS.
The SS are constructed from the general form of estimable functions. Type III and Type IV tests are different only if the design has missing cells. In this case, the Type III tests have an orthogonality property, while the Type IV tests have a balancing property. These properties are discussed in Chapter 15: The Four Types of Estimable Functions. For this example, since the data contain observations for all pairs of levels of A and B, Type IV tests are identical to the Type III tests that are shown in Figure 42.14. (This combines tables from several pages of output.)
Figure 42.14: Type III Estimable Functions and Tests
Type III Estimable Functions  

Effect  Coefficients  
a  b  a*b  
Intercept  0  0  0 
a 1  L2  0  0 
a 2  L3  0  0 
a 3  L2L3  0  0 
b 1  0  L5  0 
b 2  0  L5  0 
a*b 1 1  0.5*L2  0.3333*L5  L7 
a*b 1 2  0.5*L2  0.3333*L5  L7 
a*b 2 1  0.5*L3  0.3333*L5  L9 
a*b 2 2  0.5*L3  0.3333*L5  L9 
a*b 3 1  0.5*L20.5*L3  0.3333*L5  L7L9 
a*b 3 2  0.5*L20.5*L3  0.3333*L5  L7+L9 
Source  DF  Type III SS  Mean Square  F Value  Pr > F 

a  2  479.1078571  239.5539286  114.28  0.0003 
b  1  9.4556250  9.4556250  4.51  0.1009 
a*b  2  15.7307143  7.8653571  3.75  0.1209 