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Title:  A Primer for Analyzing Nested Data: Multilevel Modeling in SPSS Using an Example from a REL Study
Description: Analyzing data that possess some form of nesting is often challenging for applied researchers or district staff who are involved in or in charge of conducting data analyses. This report provides a description of the challenges for analyzing nested data and provides a primer of how multilevel regression modeling may be used to resolve these challenges. An illustration from the companion report, The correlates of academic performance for English language learner students in a New England district (REL 2014–020), is provided to show how multilevel modeling procedures are used and how the results are interpreted.
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Cover Date: December 2014
Web Release: December 23, 2014
Print Release: December 23, 2014
Publication #: REL 2015046
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: Laura M. O’Dwyer: Boston College; Caroline E. Parker: Education Development Center
Type of Product: Applied Research Methods
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Applied Research Methods, please contact:
Amy Johnson.