Hierarchical Linear Models
Description: Lecture, three hours. Designed for students in statistics and other disciplines who want to perform data analysis using linear and nonlinear regression and multilevel models. Introduction to and demonstration of wide variety of models to instruct students in how to fit these models using freely available software packages. Topics include regression, poststratification, matching, regression discontinuity, and instrumental variables, as well as multilevel logistic regression and missing-data imputation. Practical tips regarding building, fitting, and understanding models provided. S/U or letter grading.