ERIC Number: EJ821756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
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Conducting Multilevel Analyses in Medical Education
Zyphur, Michael J.; Kaplan, Seth A.; Islam, Gazi; Barsky, Adam P.; Franklin, Michael S.
Advances in Health Sciences Education, v13 n5 p571-582 Dec 2008
A significant body of education literature has begun using multilevel statistical models to examine data that reside at multiple levels of analysis. In order to provide a primer for medical education researchers, the current work gives a brief overview of some issues associated with multilevel statistical modeling. To provide an example of this technique, we then present a multilevel analysis examining the relationship between two individual-level variables and the "cross-level" interaction between this relationship and a school-level variable. In offering this discussion and example of multilevel modeling, we hope to provide medical educators with a basic introduction to multilevel statistics, including the advantages of utilizing these techniques.
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical School Faculty, Statistics, Medical Students, Medical Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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