Multi-Level Modeling: Growth Curves
This is a course on models for multi-level growth curve data. These data arise in longitudinal designs, which are quite common to education & applied social, behavioral & policy science. Traditional methods, such as OLS regression, are not appropriate in this settings, as they fail to model the complex correlational structure that is induced by these designs. Proper inference requires that we include aspects of the design in the model itself. Moreover, these more sophisticated techniques allow the researcher to learn new & important characteristics of the social & behavioral processes under study. In this module, we will develop & fit a set of models for longitudinal designs (these are often called growth curve models). The course assignments will use state of the art statistical software to explore, fit & interpret the models.
- Old Course Number: E10.2040