Course Leaders: Dr Helen Brown (University of Edinburgh and AQMEN) and Rebecca Pillinger (University of Bristol and LEMMA)

This course explored the use of multilevel models and emphasised their practical application in social sciences.  The main focus was on multilevel models for continuous, binary and multinomial outcomes, with shorter introductory sessions on models for ordinal and count outcomes.  Analyses were illustrated using MLwiN (a package dedicated to multilevel modelling available free to academics) and lectures were combined with practical sessions in order to reinforce concepts.