Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2007 19:14:51 +0200
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From: Nicola Baldini <nicola.baldini2@UNIBO.IT>
Subject: Re: predict organiz. behavior from a sample of individual opinions
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Many thanks for your suggestions. Singer's paper provided a wonderful introduction, both theoretical and practical, to multilevel analysis. However, it left me with one doubt.
In Singer's paper, as well as in many examples which I found on the web using SAS or Stata, the student-level outcome is predicted using student-level and school-level covariates.
Is it insane to ask SAS, e.g. to predict school-level number of students passing the math exam (or their percentage on the number of enrolled students) using information about gender and socio-economic status?
If no, can I just use a school-level y or should I modify the usual syntax (and how)?
At 08.15 11/06/2007 -0400, you wrote:
>Organizational-level responses that are not simple aggregations (sums,
>means) of individual-level responses would include responses
>within or particular to the organization (for example, departments
>within a university) like the following:
> 1. kind of decision-making: hierarchical, consensus, anarchical, etc.;
> 2. presence/absence of a program for graduate students and
> 3. collaboration with commercial interests;
> 4. etc.
>You can perform multilevel modelling using PROC MIXED (cf., attachment),
>PROC GLIMMIX, or possibly PROC NLMIXED. You can
>specify separate random effects for all and only members of a specific