Statistical methods appropriate for the analysis of data sets comprising several levels of hierarchy of units of analysis (e.g., students nested in classes nested in schools; observations nested in patients nested in hospitals). If you can refer to more specific models like mixed-model or glmm, ...

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Estimating Multinomial Multilevel Logistic Models by Binomial models

I would like to fit a multinomial multilevel logistic Model. Unfortunately I couldn't find a package that implements this. I tried Stata's ...
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Multilevel - focus on higher level

I have a data structure similar to firms (the higher level) with individuals within them (the lower level). Each firm can have any number of individuals present. I have a reasonable set of predictors ...
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How to transform time-varying covariate measure of response time in a multi-level model of longitudinal data?

I am trying to fit a multi-level model to some longitudinal data that I have. As an example, let's pretend participants had to make 10 basketball free throws, and I measured how long it took them to ...
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Specifying variable levels in multilevel repeated measures in R using lme4

I am trying to analyze a dataset in which there are three measures on patients within areal units, however I am having trouble in how I am thinking about random/fixed effects and including covariates ...
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Specification of crossed random effects model in R

I have an experiment with a design in which subjects answer four items that are of four different types based on two factors (lets call the factors letter: "a" X "b" and big: "A" X "a", resulting in ...
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After trying various optimzers, model simplification running more iterations, when fitting GLMMs, R still produces warning messages

I am trying to fit GLMM's to my data using the glmer function available in R's lme4 package. The data is available at: https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=1B727FC7180E87DF%21118 I keep getting ...
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Answering Research Questions with Multi-level Structural Equation Modeling (ML-SEM)

This time, I have a more theoretical than computational predicament. I have a path model that I am interested in testing on a data set with two groups. It is a very simple two predictor model outlined ...
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Significance of variance components in Stata output

This might be trivial, but I'm used to HLM7 software output and now I'm switching to Stata (xtmixed). To give an example imagine I have students (level1) nested ...
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Adding 2nd level variable into Multi-level Modelling in Stata

I'm used to HLM 7 software and now I'd like to switch to Stata, for multilevel modelling (xtmixed). To give an example imagine I have students(level1) nested within schools (level2). In HLM I can ...
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Multilevel modeling of response time data

I'm trying to figure out how to set up and analyze the following experiment. It's a basic reaction time-type experiment with 4 independent variables (2 levels each) and 1 dependent variable (RT). ...
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Sample size calculation for multilevel, longitudinal experiment

I'd be grateful for any advice about how to do a sample size calculation for the following design. We are interested in the impact of two variations of an intervention on hospital in-patients' ...
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Difference between random effect and random intercept model

I am looking at clustered data and because I was trained in economics I tend to look at fixed effects and random effects as solutions. An alternative would clearly be multi-level modelling. However, ...
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Help in fitting multilevel model using the MCMCglmm library in R

I am trying to fit a multivariate model using the R library MCMglmm. The data I have are testscores from c.a. 4736 students from different schools. For each student, also the socio-economic status ...
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Interpretation of correlations in multilevel anallysis [duplicate]

In the following multilevel analysis in R (taken from here, page 57): ...
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Appropriate way to treat [0,1]-distributed variables in HLM

Brief intro: I'm not really sure how to appropriately treat the dependent variables in a set of hierarchical linear models that I'm trying to run. In my models, Level 1 units are children and Level 2 ...
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Multilevel model where an interaction is a varying slope

I have a multilevel problem where I want to have a random intercept and a random slope. However the random slope is the interaction of two predictors. In this case, do I also have to allow random ...
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Interpreting the mathematical formula of a mixed effect model

I am a bit confused about the function of a parameter in setting up a linear mixed effect model (hierarchical/multilevel model). This is how I understand a (random intercept and slope) multilevel ...
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Why is collinearity a problem when imputing missing values?

I'm imputing missing values using R's mice package. My data has three numeric variables and a class variable so I am using a ...
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Cross level modeling in R, different levels of predictor, moderator and outcome variable

In the research that I am carrying out I have a moderation in which predictor, moderator and outcome variable are on the different levels: predictor and moderator on within level (the data were ...
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Question about Dummy Variable in Cross Level Interaction - GENLINEMIXED (SPSS)

Hi I am running linear GENLINEMIXED in SPSS 22. What does it mean when one of the dummy variables you are using in a model is significant when one group is coded as a reference group, and when you ...
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Three-way interaction in multilevel model

I am doing a multilevel Analysis in which I test whether the interaction between two Level 1-Predictors (IV1 and IV2) is moderated by a Level 2 predictor (IV3). The Level 2 predictor is a dichotomous ...
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Hausman's test for all $\beta$s – comparing FE vs RE models

I fit several two level models in SAS using PROC MIXED: an empty model with multilevel structure (null), a model with a level 2 covariate (partial model), and a ...
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Random factor nested in two fixed factors

I have read Random effect nested under fixed effect model in R, but I have a doubt: My data is on germling survivorship, I have Temperature as a fixed factor (2 ...
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Hierarchical Linear Modeling - Summation in Level 1

I'm currently trying to write a Level 1 model for the following research question. RQ: Does the school-level relationship between race and the proportion of reading proficient students (outcome) vary ...
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Multilevel Modeling and multiple testing

I am interested in working out the correct way to correct for multiple testing in multilevel models for longitudinal data, where I am investing a potential interaction between two predictors. My ...
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Multilevel modeling: longitudinal data with within-subjects factors

I have a data set with experimental data that I am analysing with multilevel modeling. Data are structured as follows: 24 Sessions 6 Subjects per Session 10 Rounds per Subject There was one ...
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ANOVA, unbalanced designs, missing data, and multiple comparisons

I am having several problems with my dataset and how best to analyze it. I have measured a series of plant phenology characteristics (with a seperate model for each one - I do not want to combine them ...
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Which model for survey analysis across countries and time

I'm analyzing data from a political opinion survey. The survey is administered once a year to roughly 1000 citizens from 18 different European countries. In a first step, I am interested in gauging ...
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How to run a multiple membership hierarchical model in Stata?

I have a dataset of educators and the courses that they designed. My original thought was to do a multilevel model where courses are nested within educators, and the outcome is whether the course ever ...
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simulate multi-level data for repeated measurements

I am trying to simulate multi-level data for repeated measurements. My design includes just one within subjects factor, no between-subject factor. Consider the case of three treatment conditions with ...
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Is there a limit to the number of time varying covariates in a discrete event history model

The case: I am investigating the impact of various predictors on the odds of migration using a discrete-time event history model within a multilevel framework. The outcome variable is dichotomous ...
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Multilevel models including random slopes: how to calculate variance

In a linear mixed model, you take the covariance between data into account by adding a random intercept per cluster. For example, you measure the effect of a drug campaign over time on students, and ...
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Formulating a hierarchical model in educational measurement

I'm having some trouble positing a model in levels for the question below. Question: How does the percentage of students born in the United States at the school level moderate the effect of the use ...
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question about multi-level modelling with nested data (R/Stata/SPSS)

I have a dataset composed of observations taken from 16 separate experimental panels, each nested into one of 4 conditions (Treatment A Level 1, Treatment A Level 2, Treatment B Level 1, Treatment B ...
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Is multilevel modelling simpler, more practical, or more convenient using Bayesian methods or frequentist methods?

In this community wiki page a twice-upvoted comment asserted by @probabilityislogic asserted that "Multi-level modelling is definitely easier for bayesian, especially conceptually." Is that true, and ...
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Should I bootstrap at the cluster level or the individual level?

I have a survival model with patients nested in hospitals that includes a random-effect for the hospitals. The random effect is gamma-distributed, and I am trying to report the 'relevance' of this ...
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Why is it necessary to use ML estimation instead of REML to compare multilevel linear models?

In Discovering Statistics Using SPSS 4e, Andy Field writes on p835 that: SPSS gives you the choice of two methods for estimating the parameters in the analysis: maximum likelihood (ML), which we ...
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Building a ML ordered logit regression model

I am building a ML ordered logistic regression. First of all, I really don't know if this is the best way to fit a model to my data, as I am not too confident in ML ordered logit regressions, compared ...
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Multiple Level Regression FDI

I am trying to work out an econometric model that has multiple layers, and I am not sure if it is feasible. I have 8 home countries that are investing in 3 host countries, and I am looking at the ...
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Model validation for multilevel logistic regrssion?

I have designed a multilevel logistic model using PROC GLIMMIX in SAS 9.3 for hierachical data based on pupil attainment where level-two is the school the pupil attends. I'm quite sure that my model ...
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what test for analysing level of agreement of users perception on species population trends from ordinal categorical data

This is my first post ever so I beg you please forgive me any mistake (I'm also super newbie in stats). I have this dataset that comes from interviews filled by users (divers) about their perception ...
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comparing simple(OLS) and multilevel regressions

Please, help me to understand how to compare two models - simple OLS and multilevel regression? Below you can see their pictures. In the simple regression there are 7 predictors including binary ...
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Repeated measures mixed model using lmer in R

I’m hoping to get some guidance in specifying a mixed model using the lme4 package in R. The study is quite straightforward. It’s a repeated measures design with pre/post measurements on the ...
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Some Basic things we need to do when we are doing text classification

I am working on a project where I have to do multi-label text classification. I want to understand that whether my approach is correct or I am missing something. I am using R to do it. Clean ...
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How to subset alternatives in nested multinomial logistic regression?

I am trying to predict whether or not captains in a particular groundfish fishery choose to fish on any given day and what variables may influence that decision. Originally I had planned on using ...
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Statistics for conditions with different number of levels

I have measured the brain activity in a group of 10 subjects who had to perform a task in real and imagined conditions, the task ...
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Repeated measures with single measurements

I have the following situation: General practitionar (gp), patient (pat) and consultation (cons). Each gp has several patient and each patient can have 1 and more consultations with a specific ...
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Sign of coefficient changes when contextual variables are added

I have an interpretation question. I am running binary multilevel models on whether or not households have bank accounts. Apart from relevant economic, social and demographical household level ...
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Random forest on multi-level/hierarchical-structured data

I am quite new to machine learning, CART-techniques and the like, and I hope my naivete isn't too obvious. How does Random Forest handle multi-level/hierarchical data structures (for example when ...
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How to expand sample subset with similar data

I would like to categorize a large sample and make some estimates for each category aka subset. The problem is that some subsets contain very few data points. How do I deal with that? For example: ...