Spatial Analysis Tools - MLwiN
These materials have been prepared as part of the R25 Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Grant
(PI: Stephen A. Matthews, Penn State) funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of
Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Award Number: 5R25 HD057002-02.
If you have suggestions to include on this site please send them to Stephen Matthews.
MLwiN can be found at the website of the Centre for Multilevel Modelling (CMM) at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. http://www.cmm.bristol.ac.uk/MLwiN/index.shtml This is easily the best website for anything MLwiN-related and includes links to software, sample data sets, manuals, publications, newsletters, discussion groups, web resources and a glossary. Some key links are included below:
Web versions of the most recent MLwiN manuals are available at http://www.cmm.bristol.ac.uk/MLwiN/download/manuals.shtml.
For information on the Multilevel Modelling discussion list see: http://www.cmm.bristol.ac.uk/learning-training/multilevel-m-support/jisc.shtml.
A comprehensive listing of Web Resources for Multilevel Modeling Compiled by Kelvyn Jones (Bristol), Myles Gould (Leeds) and SV Subramanian (Harvard) is available at: http://www.cmm.bristol.ac.uk/links/index.shtml.
A comprehensive set of reviews of other packages used in multilevel modeling (including but not limited to HLM, SAS, STATA, SPSS) can be found at http://www.cmm.bristol.ac.uk/learning-training/multilevel-m-software/index.shtml.
The books listed below are on Kelvyn’s list.
Goldstein, H. (2003). Multilevel Statistical Models. Third edition. London, Edward Arnold
The second edition published in 1995 is freely available for download at:
Raudenbush, S. W., and A. S. Bryk. 2002. Hierarchical Linear Models: Applications and Data Analysis Methods. SAGE. (Bryk, A.S., & Raudenbush, S.W. (1992). Hierarchical Linear Models in Social and Behavioral Research: Applications and Data Analysis Methods (First Edition). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.)
Hox, J. J. 2002. Multilevel Analysis: Techniques and Applications. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Lawson, A. B., W. J. Browne, and C. L. V. Rodeiro. 2003. Disease Mapping with WinBUGS and MLwiN. John Wiley and Sons.
See also http://seis.bris.ac.uk/~frwjb/dm.html.
On-line Courses and Tutorials in MLwiN
NOTE: The Advanced Spatial Analysis Workshop on Multilevel Modeling was held in 2009 http://csiss.ncgia.ucsb.edu/GISPopSci/workshops/2009/PSU/.
At the time of writing, we are planning a similar workshop at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2011.