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ERIC Number: EJ1136879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0049-1241
Phantom Effects in Multilevel Compositional Analysis: Problems and Solutions
Pokropek, Artur
Sociological Methods & Research, v44 n4 p677-705 Nov 2015
This article combines statistical and applied research perspective showing problems that might arise when measurement error in multilevel compositional effects analysis is ignored. This article focuses on data where independent variables are constructed measures. Simulation studies are conducted evaluating methods that could overcome the measurement error problems. These methods are a multilevel regression model with reliability correction, a multilevel model with plausible values, and a multilevel latent regression model (doubly latent model). While the latter one performs best, all models have their advantages and disadvantages. Examples using data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study are shown to present the behavior of the tested models in real-data situations and indicate the consequences of ignoring the problem of reliability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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