A multilevel model attempts to model all the components in a hierarchy of nested effects (see nested design). For example, the attitudes of schoolchildren, or the recovery rates of hospital patients, will be influenced at a number of levels. All children in the same class will have undergone almost identical teaching experiences. Their class will have had similar experiences to other classes in that school. The school may be similar to other schools in the neighbourhood. The neighbourhood may be…(and so on). A multilevel model attempts to model all the components in the hierarchy of effects.
Subjects: Sociology — Probability and Statistics.