Multilevel Analysis

An Introduction to Basic and Advanced Multilevel Modeling

Author: Tom A B Snijders,Roel J Bosker

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144625433X

Category: Reference

Page: 368

View: 729

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Second Edition of this classic text introduces the main methods, techniques and issues involved in carrying out multilevel modeling and analysis. Snijders and Bosker's book is an applied, authoritative and accessible introduction to the topic, providing readers with a clear conceptual and practical understanding of all the main issues involved in designing multilevel studies and conducting multilevel analysis. This book provides step-by-step coverage of: • multilevel theories • ecological fallacies • the hierarchical linear model • testing and model specification • heteroscedasticity • study designs • longitudinal data • multivariate multilevel models • discrete dependent variables There are also new chapters on: • missing data • multilevel modeling and survey weights • Bayesian and MCMC estimation and latent-class models. This book has been comprehensively revised and updated since the last edition, and now discusses modeling using HLM, MLwiN, SAS, Stata including GLLAMM, R, SPSS, Mplus, WinBugs, Latent Gold, and SuperMix. This is a must-have text for any student, teacher or researcher with an interest in conducting or understanding multilevel analysis. Tom A.B. Snijders is Professor of Statistics in the Social Sciences at the University of Oxford and Professor of Statistics and Methodology at the University of Groningen. Roel J. Bosker is Professor of Education and Director of GION, Groningen Institute for Educational Research, at the University of Groningen.

Mehrebenenanalyse

eine Einführung für Forschung und Praxis

Author: Wolfgang Langer

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9783531142043

Category: Multilevel models (Statistics)

Page: 316

View: 7828

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Dieses Lehrbuch vermittelt die theoretischen Grundlagen sowie die praktische Anwendung der Mehrebenenanalyse, dies es erlaubt, den Einfluss des sozialen Kontextes auf das individuelle Handeln zu bestimmen. Anhand von Datensätzen aus der empirischen Schulforschung, wie sie in Deutschland mit der PISA 2000-Studie bekannt geworden ist, werden die praktischen Grundlagen der Mehrebenenanalyse vermittelt, wobei das Freeware-Programm MLA zum Einsatz gelangt. Die im Buch verwendeten Freeware-Programme und Datensätze sind über das Internet direkt kostenlos beziehbar. Das Lehrbuch richtet sich an Dozierende und Studierende weiterführender Statistikkurse der BA/MA Studiengänge in quantitativer Sozialforschung. Vorausgesetzt werden lediglich Kenntnisse des linearen Regressionsmodells.

An Introduction to Multilevel Modeling Techniques

Author: Ronald H. Heck,Scott L. Thomas

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135678316

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 492

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book provides a broad overview of basic multilevel modeling issues and illustrates techniques building analyses around several organizational data sets. Although the focus is primarily on educational and organizational settings, the examples will help the reader discover other applications for these techniques. Two basic classes of multilevel models are developed: multilevel regression models and multilevel models for covariance structures--are used to develop the rationale behind these models and provide an introduction to the design and analysis of research studies using two multilevel analytic techniques--hierarchical linear modeling and structural equation modeling.

Handbook of Advanced Multilevel Analysis

Author: Joop Hox,J. Kyle Roberts

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113695127X

Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 9999

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This new handbook is the definitive resource on advanced topics related to multilevel analysis. The editors assembled the top minds in the field to address the latest applications of multilevel modeling as well as the specific difficulties and methodological problems that are becoming more common as more complicated models are developed. Each chapter features examples that use actual datasets. These datasets, as well as the code to run the models, are available on the book’s website http://www.hlm-online.com . Each chapter includes an introduction that sets the stage for the material to come and a conclusion. Divided into five sections, the first provides a broad introduction to the field that serves as a framework for understanding the latter chapters. Part 2 focuses on multilevel latent variable modeling including item response theory and mixture modeling. Section 3 addresses models used for longitudinal data including growth curve and structural equation modeling. Special estimation problems are examined in section 4 including the difficulties involved in estimating survival analysis, Bayesian estimation, bootstrapping, multiple imputation, and complicated models, including generalized linear models, optimal design in multilevel models, and more. The book’s concluding section focuses on statistical design issues encountered when doing multilevel modeling including nested designs, analyzing cross-classified models, and dyadic data analysis. Intended for methodologists, statisticians, and researchers in a variety of fields including psychology, education, and the social and health sciences, this handbook also serves as an excellent text for graduate and PhD level courses in multilevel modeling. A basic knowledge of multilevel modeling is assumed.

An Introduction to Statistical Concepts

Third Edition

Author: Debbie L Hahs-Vaughn,Richard G Lomax

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136490124

Category: Psychology

Page: 840

View: 7926

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This comprehensive, flexible text is used in both one- and two-semester courses to review introductory through intermediate statistics. Instructors select the topics that are most appropriate for their course. Its conceptual approach helps students more easily understand the concepts and interpret SPSS and research results. Key concepts are simply stated and occasionally reintroduced and related to one another for reinforcement. Numerous examples demonstrate their relevance. This edition features more explanation to increase understanding of the concepts. Only crucial equations are included. In addition to updating throughout, the new edition features: New co-author, Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn, the 2007 recipient of the University of Central Florida's College of Education Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award. A new chapter on logistic regression models for today's more complex methodologies. More on computing confidence intervals and conducting power analyses using G*Power. Many more SPSS screenshots to assist with understanding how to navigate SPSS and annotated SPSS output to assist in the interpretation of results. Extended sections on how to write-up statistical results in APA format. New learning tools including chapter-opening vignettes, outlines, and a list of key concepts, many more examples, tables, and figures, boxes, and chapter summaries. More tables of assumptions and the effects of their violation including how to test them in SPSS. 33% new conceptual, computational, and all new interpretative problems. A website that features PowerPoint slides, answers to the even-numbered problems, and test items for instructors, and for students the chapter outlines, key concepts, and datasets that can be used in SPSS and other packages, and more. Each chapter begins with an outline, a list of key concepts, and a vignette related to those concepts. Realistic examples from education and the behavioral sciences illustrate those concepts. Each example examines the procedures and assumptions and provides instructions for how to run SPSS, including annotated output, and tips to develop an APA style write-up. Useful tables of assumptions and the effects of their violation are included, along with how to test assumptions in SPSS. 'Stop and Think' boxes provide helpful tips for better understanding the concepts. Each chapter includes computational, conceptual, and interpretive problems. The data sets used in the examples and problems are provided on the web. Answers to the odd-numbered problems are given in the book. The first five chapters review descriptive statistics including ways of representing data graphically, statistical measures, the normal distribution, and probability and sampling. The remainder of the text covers inferential statistics involving means, proportions, variances, and correlations, basic and advanced analysis of variance and regression models. Topics not dealt with in other texts such as robust methods, multiple comparison and nonparametric procedures, and advanced ANOVA and multiple and logistic regression models are also reviewed. Intended for one- or two-semester courses in statistics taught in education and/or the behavioral sciences at the graduate and/or advanced undergraduate level, knowledge of statistics is not a prerequisite. A rudimentary knowledge of algebra is required.

PISA PISA 2006 Naturwissenschaftliche Kompetenzen für die Welt von morgen

Naturwissenschaftliche Kompetenzen für die Welt von morgen

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264041257

Category:

Page: 442

View: 7692

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Naturwissenschaftliche Kompetenzen für die Welt von morgen Sind die Schülerinnen und Schüler gut auf die Herausforderungen der Zukunft vorbereitet? Können sie analysieren, logisch denken und ihre Ideen effektiv kommunizieren? Haben sie die ...

Handbook of Cognitive Aging

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: Scott M. Hofer,Duane F Alwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 145227892X

Category: Psychology

Page: 744

View: 6169

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"Provides a unique perspective. I am particularly impressed with the sections on innovative design and methods to investigate cognitive aging and the integrative perspectives. None of the existing texts covers this material to the same level." —Donna J. La Voie, Saint Louis University "The emphasis on integrating the literature with theoretical and methodological innovations could have a far-reaching impact on the field." —Deb McGinnis, Oakland University The Handbook of Cognitive Aging: Interdisciplinary Perspectives clarifies the differences in patterns and processes of cognitive aging. Along with a comprehensive review of current research, editors Scott M. Hofer and Duane F. Alwin provide a solid foundation for building a multidisciplinary agenda that will stimulate further rigorous research into these complex factors. Key Features Gathers the widest possible range of perspectives by including cognitive aging experts in various disciplines while maintaining a degree of unity across chapters Examines the limitations of the extant literature, particularly in research design and measurement, and offers new suggestions to guide future research Highlights the broad scope of the field with topics ranging from demography to development to neuroscience, offering the most complete coverage available on cognitive aging

R für Einsteiger

Einführung in die Statistiksoftware für die Sozialwissenschaften. Mit Online-Material

Author: Maike Luhmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783621282499

Category:

Page: 336

View: 3488

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Continuity and Change in Family Relations

Theory, Methods and Empirical Findings

Author: Rand D. Conger,Frederick O. Lorenz,K.A.S. Wickrama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135654379

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

View: 6694

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The chapters in this volume were developed as a follow-up to the Summer Institute entitled "Continuity and Change: Family Structure and Process" conducted by the second Family Research Consortium. The goal of this book is to provide readers with a greater understanding of both the conceptual issues involved in the study of continuity and change in families, and also some of the methodological approaches that have been developed for investigating families over time.

Applied Logistic Regression

Author: David W. Hosmer, Jr.,Stanley Lemeshow,Rodney X. Sturdivant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118548353

Category: Mathematics

Page: 528

View: 8118

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A new edition of the definitive guide to logistic regression modeling for health science and other applications This thoroughly expanded Third Edition provides an easily accessible introduction to the logistic regression (LR) model and highlights the power of this model by examining the relationship between a dichotomous outcome and a set of covariables. Applied Logistic Regression, Third Edition emphasizes applications in the health sciences and handpicks topics that best suit the use of modern statistical software. The book provides readers with state-of-the-art techniques for building, interpreting, and assessing the performance of LR models. New and updated features include: A chapter on the analysis of correlated outcome data A wealth of additional material for topics ranging from Bayesian methods to assessing model fit Rich data sets from real-world studies that demonstrate each method under discussion Detailed examples and interpretation of the presented results as well as exercises throughout Applied Logistic Regression, Third Edition is a must-have guide for professionals and researchers who need to model nominal or ordinal scaled outcome variables in public health, medicine, and the social sciences as well as a wide range of other fields and disciplines.

Media and Social Inequality

Innovations in Community Structure Research

Author: John C. Pollock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317981014

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

View: 8964

DOWNLOAD NOW »

This book is among the first to systematically explore the impact of community inequality on reporting political and social change. Although most journalism scholars are still fascinated by the impact of media on society, Media and Social Inequality explores the reverse perspective: the impact of society on media. Using a 'community structure' approach, and rejecting the perspective that studies of media and audiences can be reduced to the individual level of psychological phenomena, all contributions examine connections between community-level 'macro' characteristics and variations in the coverage of critical issues. This innovative book differs from previous community structure volumes in two ways. First, contributions explore a far wider range of community characteristics by employing creative methodologies, modern archives, and databases that facilitate larger, more diverse samples; multilevel and longitudinal analyses; composite measures of both 'content' and editorial judgment; new technologies; and social network analysis. Second, a traditional emphasis on media as instruments of political and social 'control' is replaced by media as potential mirrors of social 'change,' exploring 'bottom-up' measures of 'vulnerability', 'concentrated disadvantage', and 'ethnic diversity/pluralism'. The volume contains two original chapters: one on nationwide US coverage of the "Occupy" movement in the expanded introduction, and another on nationwide US coverage of universal health care. This book was originally published as a special issue of Mass Communication and Society.

Multilevel Modeling

Author: Douglas A. Luke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761928799

Category: Mathematics

Page: 79

View: 5744

DOWNLOAD NOW »

A practical introduction to multi-level modelling, this book offers an introduction to HLM & illustrations of how to use this technique to build models for hierarchical & longitudinal data.

Multilevel Analysis

Techniques and Applications, Third Edition

Author: Joop J. Hox,Mirjam Moerbeek,Rens van de Schoot

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317308670

Category: Psychology

Page: 348

View: 7817

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Applauded for its clarity, this accessible introduction helps readers apply multilevel techniques to their research. The book also includes advanced extensions, making it useful as both an introduction for students and as a reference for researchers. Basic models and examples are discussed in nontechnical terms with an emphasis on understanding the methodological and statistical issues involved in using these models. The estimation and interpretation of multilevel models is demonstrated using realistic examples from various disciplines including psychology, education, public health, and sociology. Readers are introduced to a general framework on multilevel modeling which covers both observed and latent variables in the same model, while most other books focus on observed variables. In addition, Bayesian estimation is introduced and applied using accessible software.

Handbook of Life-Span Development

Author: Lawerence K.W. Berg, PhD, Esq.,Karen L. Fingerman, PhD,Jacqui Smith, PhD,Cynthia Berg, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826110800

Category: Psychology

Page: 650

View: 9316

DOWNLOAD NOW »

"The handbook is an impressive collection of research studies and theories provided by knowledgeable contributors on life-span development from conception to old age."--Anthropology and Aging Quarterly The doubling of our average life span since the turn of the 20th century is considered by many scholars to be one of the most important changes in human existence. This definitive text is the only volume to fully address, through a multidisciplinary perspective, the biological, cognitive, and psychological development that occurs from infancy through old age, and how the sociocultural and institutional factors interface with these changes. Edited by leading research scholars in the field of life-span development, the volume also includes contributions of specialists in behavioral genetics, socioemotional selectivity theory, neuroscience, ecological models, and more. It examines the dynamics of close relationships and informal ties among the elderly population, child-parent attachment relationships as a life-span phenomenon, developmental tasks across the lifespan, continuity and discontinuity in temperament and personality, the sociocultural context of cognition across the life span, and variability in approaches to social problem solving from early to later life. Given the number of recent demographic shifts, it also explores issues related to fertility, life expectancy, environmental contexts, technology, immigration, and public policy. Key Features: Integrates the full life span from infancy through old age in each chapter Considers multidisciplinary perspectives that address personal relationships, cognitive development, and social, emotional, and physical health across the life span Situates life-span development in ecological contexts (e.g., socioeconomic, neighborhood, and immigration status) Provides a concise but thorough resource for graduate seminars in life-span-related studies Highlights future issues in all areas of life-span study

Regression

Modelle, Methoden und Anwendungen

Author: Ludwig Fahrmeir,Thomas Kneib,Stefan Lang

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3642018378

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 502

View: 4002

DOWNLOAD NOW »

In dem Band beschreiben die Autoren erstmals klassische Regressionsansätze und moderne nicht- und semiparametrische Methoden in einer integrierten und anwendungsorientierten Form. Um Lesern die Analyse eigener Fragestellungen zu ermöglichen, demonstrieren sie die praktische Anwendung der Konzepte und Methoden anhand ausführlicher Fallstudien. Geeignet für Studierende der Statistik sowie für Wissenschaftler und Praktiker, zum Beispiel in den Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften, der Bioinformatik und -statistik, Ökonometrie und Epidemiologie.

The Europe of Elites

A Study Into the Europeanness of Europe's Political and Economic Elites

Author: Heinrich Best,György Lengyel,Luca Verzichelli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960231X

Category: Political Science

Page: 293

View: 5432

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Europe of Elites is the first comprehensive study about how European political and economic leaders think and feel about Europe and about what course future European integration should take.

Strukturgleichungsmodelle mit Mplus

Eine praktische Einführung

Author: Kristian Kleinke,Elmar Schlüter,Oliver Christ

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3486989456

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 670

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Strukturgleichungsmodelle eignen sich hervorragend für die empirische Analyse zahlreicher Fragestellungen und stellen für die Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften eine unverzichtbare statistische Methode dar. Mit Mplus steht ein besonders flexibles und vergleichsweise anwenderfreundliches Statistikprogramm für die Strukturgleichungsmodellierung zur Verfügung. Ziel dieses Lehrbuchs ist es, den Leserinnen und Lesern ein umfassendes Verständnis der Durchführung grundlegender und weiterführender Anwendungen von Strukturgleichungsmodellen in Mplus zu vermitteln. Zu den in diesem Buch behandelten Verfahren zählen: explorative und konfi rmatorische Faktorenanalysen, einfache Strukturgleichungsmodelle, multiple Gruppenvergleiche, autoregressive Modelle, Wachstumskurvenmodelle und Mehrebenen-Strukturgleichungsmodelle. Neu in der zweiten Aufl age ist das Thema Moderation und Schätzung konditionaler indirekter Effekte. Ferner wird auf den Mplus-Diagrammer und die mit Mplus Version 7.1 eingeführten Optionen zur Prüfung von Messinvarianz eingegangen.