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This series presents methodological techniques for investigators and students.

Each volume focuses on a specific method with the goal of providing an understanding and working knowledge of each method with a minimum of mathematical derivations.

**Ronald H. Heck, Scott L. Thomas**

April 07, 2020

Multilevel modelling is a data analysis method that is frequently used to investigate hierarchal data structures in educational, behavioural, health, and social sciences disciplines. Multilevel data analysis exploits data structures that cannot be adequately investigated using single-level analytic...

**Iasonas Lamprianou**

December 05, 2019

This unique text provides a step-by-step beginner’s guide to applying the Rasch model in R, a probabilistic model used by researchers across the social sciences to measure unobservable ("latent") variables. Each chapter is devoted to one popular Rasch model, ranging from the least to the most ...

**Joop J. Hox, Mirjam Moerbeek, Rens van de Schoot**

September 14, 2017

Applauded for its clarity, this accessible introduction helps readers apply multilevel techniques to their research. The book also includes advanced extensions, making it useful as both an introduction for students and as a reference for researchers. Basic models and examples are discussed in ...

**Ronald H. Heck, Scott L. Thomas**

March 25, 2015

Univariate and multivariate multilevel models are used to understand how to design studies and analyze data in this comprehensive text distinguished by its variety of applications from the educational, behavioral, and social sciences. Basic and advanced models are developed from the multilevel ...

**George A. Marcoulides, Irini Moustaki**

July 09, 2013

This edited volume features cutting-edge topics from the leading researchers in the areas of latent variable modeling. Content highlights include coverage of approaches dealing with missing values, semi-parametric estimation, robust analysis, hierarchical data, factor scores, multi-group analysis, ...

**John J. McArdle, Gilbert Ritschard**

August 27, 2013

This book reviews the latest techniques in exploratory data mining (EDM) for the analysis of data in the social and behavioral sciences to help researchers assess the predictive value of different combinations of variables in large data sets. Methodological findings and conceptual models that ...

**Ronald H. Heck, Scott L. Thomas, Lynn N. Tabata**

July 22, 2013

This book demonstrates how to use multilevel and longitudinal modeling techniques available in the IBM SPSS mixed-effects program (MIXED). Annotated screen shots provide readers with a step-by-step understanding of each technique and navigating the program. Readers learn how to set up, run, and ...

**L. Andries van der Ark, Marcel A. Croon, Klaas Sijtsma**

July 09, 2013

Categorical data are quantified as either nominal variables--distinguishing different groups, for example, based on socio-economic status, education, and political persuasion--or ordinal variables--distinguishing levels of interest, such as the preferred politician or the preferred type of ...

**Terry E. Duncan, Susan C. Duncan, Lisa A. Strycker**

May 23, 2006

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to latent variable growth curve modeling (LGM) for analyzing repeated measures. It presents the statistical basis for LGM and its various methodological extensions, including a number of practical examples of its use. It is designed to take advantage ...

**Ronald H Heck, Scott Thomas, Lynn Tabata**

April 16, 2012

This is the first workbook that introduces the multilevel approach to modeling with categorical outcomes using IBM SPSS Version 20. Readers learn how to develop, estimate, and interpret multilevel models with categorical outcomes. The authors walk readers through data management, diagnostic tools, ...

**Jean Cardinet, Sandra Johnson, Gianreto Pini**

October 28, 2009

Intended to help improve measurement and data collection methods in the behavioral, social, and medical sciences, this book demonstrates an expanded and accessible use of Generalizability Theory (G theory). G theory conceptually models the way in which the reliability of measurement is ascertained....

**Bert P.M. Creemers, Leonidas Kyriakides, Pam Sammons**

April 21, 2010

Methodological Advances in Educational Effectiveness Research is an important new work by some of the leading researchers in the field of Educational Effectiveness Research (EER). The book provides a state of the art snapshot of the methodology of EER now and clearly demonstrates the way it is ...