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ERIC Number: EJ1039158
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
HLM behind the Curtain: Unveiling Decisions behind the Use and Interpretation of HLM in Higher Education Research
Niehaus, Elizabeth; Campbell, Corbin M.; Inkelas, Karen Kurotsuchi
Research in Higher Education, v55 n1 p101-122 Feb 2014
Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) has become increasingly popular in the higher education literature, but there is significant variability in the current approaches to the conducting and reporting of HLM. The field currently lacks a general consensus around important issues such as the number of levels of analysis that are important to include and how much variance should be accounted for at each level in order for the HLM analysis to have practical significance (Dedrick et al., "Rev Educ Res" 79:69-102, 2009). The purpose of this research is to explore the use of a 3-level HLM model, appropriate contextualizing of results of HLM, and the interpretation of HLM results that resonates with practice. We used an example of a 3-level model from the National Study of Living Learning Programs to highlight the practical issues that arise in the interpretation of HLM within a higher education context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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