Two 'Multilevel Modelling Workshops' were held on the 11 June and 4 November at the Nathan campus. The workshops were hosted by GSBRC with the sessions presented by Dr Stefano Occhipinti of the School of Applied Psychology. Dr Occhipinti has been analysing data for many years and is nationally recognised for his statistical and methodological expertise in the behavioural and social sciences.
The workshops, which were suitable for all researchers including ECRs and HDRs, covered contemporary approaches to the analysis of data from:
- survey designs based on cluster samples; and
- longitudinal designs (e.g. experiments with many repetitions, surveys, RCTs with follow-up) based on the use of multilevel modelling (MLM)
The workshops discussed the many benefits of MLM when used correctly and with appropriate designs, and that it's techniques could provide a far better fit to the predictions that researchers often seek to test than do many traditional analyses.
The aim of the workshops was to introduce people with an intermediate knowledge of ordinary linear regression to the use of MLM, especially as it related to longitudinal designs.