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ERIC Number: ED472657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 18
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Modeling Student Outcomes in a General Education Course with Hierarchical Linear Models. AIR 2002 Forum Paper.
DeMars, Christine E.
When students are nested within course sections, the assumption of independence of residuals is unlikely to be met, unless the course section is explicitly included in the model. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) allows for modeling the course section as a random effect, leading to more accurate standard errors. In this study, students chose one of four themes for a communications course, with multiple sections and instructors within each theme. Complete data were available for 1,304 students in 67 sections. HLM was used to test for differences by theme in scores on a final exam; the differences were not significant when Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) scores were controlled. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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