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ERIC Number: EJ789722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Concorde and Discord: The Art of Multilevel Modelling
Hutchison, Dougal; Schagen, Ian
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v31 n1 p11-18 Apr 2008
A recent issue of "International Journal of Research & Methods in Education" (IJRME) contained a challenging article by Stephen Gorard ["The Dubious Benefits of Multi-Level Modelling," "International Journal of Research & Method in Education," Vol. 30 (2), p221-236 (2007)] in which he attacks aspects of current practice in statistical modelling, with particular focus on multilevel modelling (MLM). In this response, the authors believe there is much in his argument which is misleading or misconceived, both at a general and a detailed level, and this article explains where the difficulties arise. The authors start by a brief overview of some of the basic principles of statistical modelling. They then discuss MLM and some of the criticisms in general. Finally, they detail some of the mis-statements in the Gorard article.
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Language: English
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