Two-day Course on Multilevel Modeling

While earning my master’s degree in Human Development and Family Science at Ohio State University, I learned about hierarchical linear modeling (HLM). It sounded so cool. But I never had a chance to learn how to do it….until now.

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Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 11.24.47 AMÖrebro University hosted Professor Joop Hox (Utrecht University) on June 9-11, 2014. Dr Hox taught the 2.5 day course on multilevel modeling from a statistician’s perspective.

It was a bit difficult for myself, as well as others (I had to ask around if I was the only one) to understand everything that was being taught, mainly because we were taught more about the formulas and why we should use them rather than focusing more attention to real-life examples and how we could organize our data and run actual model, for instance.

Hox Presentation

Screen Shot 2014-07-08 at 1.02.12 PMThankfully, he wrote a book entitled Multilevel Analysis: Techniques and Applications (Second edition) that’s quite helpful at explaining how to do the analyses and he has a website (http://www.joophox.net/) with papers and programs so people can learn and practice more.

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