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ERIC Number: EJ785428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
The Jackknife and Multilevel Modeling: A New Application of an Old Trick
Wolfe, Richard G.; Dunn, Jennifer L.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v49 n3 p252-263 Fall 2003
In this article the authors demonstrate two instances where the jackknife can be used to enhance hierarchical linear model (HLM) analyses. The jackknife was used to improve the HLM estimates of composite measures by jackknifing over items. The first study examined fixed-effects and variance component estimation. The jackknife appeared to reduce the bias in the estimates both of slopes and of variances by implicitly adjusting for item-by-person and item-by-group interactions. The second study examined the utility of the jackknife as a multilevel item analyses tool. The results suggest that pseudovalues offer a unique opportunity for isolating item variability in multilevel data. The jackknife seems to offer enhancements and insights to conventional HLM analyses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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