Multilevel Analysis for Applied Research

It's Just Regression!

Author: Robert Bickel

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 159385191X

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

View: 8895


An accessible introduction to multilevel modeling, this is the first book to provide detailed instructions on using SPSS for multilevel modeling. It is unique in showing multilevel analysis as an outgrowth of other techniques, making learning faster and choosing the best statistical method easier. This guide is ideal for overwhelmed grad students, academics expected to be stats gurus, and overworked program evaluators.

The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology: Vol. 2

Statistical Analysis

Author: Todd D. Little

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199934894

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 3126


The Oxford Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology provides an accessible and comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-science and a one-stop source for learning and reviewing current best-practices in a quantitative methods across the social, behavioral, and educational sciences.

Regression Analysis for Categorical Moderators

Author: Herman Aguinis

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572309692

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Does the stability of personality vary by gender or ethnicity? Does a particular therapy work better to treat clients with one type of personality disorder than those with another? Providing a solution to thorny problems such as these, Aguinis shows readers how to better assess whether the relationship between two variables is moderated by group membership through the use of a statistical technique, moderated multiple regression (MMR). Clearly written, the book requires only basic knowledge of inferential statistics. It helps students, researchers, and practitioners determine whether a particular intervention is likely to yield dissimilar outcomes for members of various groups. Associated computer programs and data sets are available at the author's website (http: // haguinis/mmr).

Research Methods for Studying Groups and Teams

A Guide to Approaches, Tools, and Technologies

Author: Andrea Hollingshead,Marshall Scott Poole,Professor of Speech Communication and Associate Dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service Marshall Scott Poole, PhD

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113665044X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

View: 6557


This volume provides an overview of the methodological issues and challenges inherent in the study of small groups from the perspective of seasoned researchers in communication, psychology and other fields in the behavioral and social sciences. It summarizes the current state of group methods in a format that is readable, insightful, and useful for both new and experienced group researchers. This collection of essays will inspire new and established researchers alike to look beyond their current methodological approaches, covering both traditional and new methods for studying groups and exploring the full range of groups in face-to-face and online settings. The volume will be an important addition to graduate study on group research and will be a valuable reference for established group researchers, consultants and other practitioners. The essays in this volume when considered as a whole will be a contemporary interdisciplinary integration on group research methods.

Multilevel Modeling

Author: Douglas A. Luke

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761928799

Category: Social Science

Page: 79

View: 9545


Taking a practical, hands-on approach to multilevel modeling, this book provides readers with an accessible and concise introduction to HLM and how to use the technique to build models for hierarchical and longitudinal data. Each section of the book answers a basic question about multilevel modeling, such as, "How do you determine how well the model fits the data?" After reading this book, readers will understand research design issues associated with multilevel models, be able to accurately interpret the results of multilevel analyses, and build simple cross-sectional and longitudinal multilevel models.

Regression Analysis and Linear Models

Concepts, Applications, and Implementation

Author: Richard B. Darlington,Andrew F. Hayes

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462521134

Category: Social Science

Page: 661

View: 5164


Ephasizing conceptual understanding over mathematics, this user-friendly text introduces linear regression analysis to students and researchers across the social, behavioral, consumer, and health sciences. Coverage includes model construction and estimation, quantification and measurement of multivariate and partial associations, statistical control, group comparisons, moderation analysis, mediation and path analysis, and regression diagnostics, among other important topics. Engaging worked-through examples demonstrate each technique, accompanied by helpful advice and cautions. The use of SPSS, SAS, and STATA is emphasized, with an appendix on regression analysis using R. The companion website ( provides datasets for the book's examples as well as the RLM macro for SPSS and SAS. Pedagogical Features: *Chapters include SPSS, SAS, or STATA code pertinent to the analyses described, with each distinctively formatted for easy identification. *An appendix documents the RLM macro, which facilitates computations for estimating and probing interactions, dominance analysis, heteroscedasticity-consistent standard errors, and linear spline regression, among other analyses. *Students are guided to practice what they learn in each chapter using datasets provided online. *Addresses topics not usually covered, such as ways to measure a variable?s importance, coding systems for representing categorical variables, causation, and myths about testing interaction.

Statistics for Social Data Analysis

Author: David Knoke,George W. Bohrnstedt,Alisa Potter Mee

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Mathematics

Page: 530

View: 1050


The fourth edition of STATISTICS FOR SOCIAL DATA ANALYSIS continues to show students how to apply statistical methods to answer research questions in various fields. Throughout the text, the authors underscore the importance of formulating substantive hypotheses before attempting to analyze quantitative data. An important aspect of this text is its realistic, hands-on approach. Actual datasets are used in most examples, helping students understand and appreciate what goes into the research process. The book focuses on the continuous-discrete distinction in considering the level at which a variable is measured. Rather than dwelling on the four conventional levels-of-measurement distinctions, the authors discuss statistics for analyzing continuous and discrete variables separately and in combination.

Understanding and Investigating Response Processes in Validation Research

Author: Bruno D. Zumbo,Anita M. Hubley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319561294

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 5235


This volume addresses an urgent need across multiple disciplines to broaden our understanding and use of response processes evidence of test validity. It builds on the themes and findings of the volume Validity and Validation in Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences (Zumbo & Chan, 2014), with a focus on measurement validity evidence based on response processes. Approximately 1000 studies are published each year examining the validity of inferences made from tests and measures in the social, behavioural, and health sciences. The widely accepted Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (1999, 2014) present five sources of evidence for validity: content-related, response processes, internal structure, relationships with other variables, and consequences of testing. Many studies focus on internal structure and relationships with other variables sources of evidence, which have a long history in validation research, known methodologies, and numerous exemplars in the literature. Far less is understood by test users and researchers conducting validation work about how to think about and apply new and emerging sources of validity evidence. This groundbreaking volume is the first to present conceptual models of response processes, methodological issues that arise in gathering response processes evidence, as well as applications and exemplars for providing response processes evidence in validation work.