Multilevel Modelling Workshop 2
Glamorgan Building, Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
Harvey Goldstein (Institute of Education, University of London)
modelling has now become a standard technique in the analysis of social,
medical and other data. In fact, whenever data exhibit any kind of hierarchical
structure, such as pupils grouped within schools or households grouped within
areas, multilevel models are appropriate. Failure to apply such models where
the fact of grouping matters (e.g. schools differ in terms of student performance)
is known to lead to incorrect statistical inferences. In addition, without
explicitly modelling such hierarchical data structures, a great deal of
important information may be lost. This workshop follows on from a previous
introductory session that the RCBN organised in Leicester, March 2004. This
second workshop is designed to be more ‘hands on’ with a mixture
of demonstrations by the tutors and working through data analysis examples
by the participants using MLwiN. Issues to be covered include an introduction
to multilevel models, continuous and binary responses, multivariate data,
repeated measures data, cross classified and multiple membership models
and the use of MCMC methods. The emphasis throughout will be on conceptual
understanding and an appreciation of the weaknesses as well as the strengths
of the technique. It is anticipated that participants will be able to discuss
their own data sets, and there will be provision for some analysis of participants’
Participants should have a good working knowledge and experience with analysis of statistical data, including the use of multiple regression.
The presenters are Harvey Goldstein (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jon Rasbash (email@example.com) who work in the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the Institute of Education, University of London and the Centre for Multilevel Modelling at the University of Bristol. There is a web site (http://multilevel.ioe.ac.uk/) that contains extensive material on multilevel modelling, including reviews of software packages. Participants will be able to purchase copies of MLwiN at a reduced rate, on production of special workshop purchase form available from RCBN.
If you are interested in attending this event then please complete a booking form (available from the RCBN website). All contact details are below. Places are limited.
cost of the event is free to members of the TLRP, and all travel and other
costs can be met by the RCBN for TLRP researchers. For more information
about financial support in attending this event please contact the RCBN.
For non-TLRP researchers there is a notional cost of £30 per person.
Lunch and refreshments are included. For more information please email
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