Multilevel applications in education studies

Norraida Sarudin, Nur Riza Mohd. Suradi

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Abstract

Multilevel analysis is important in analysing hierarchically structured data. It aims not only to study the variations in the group but also the variation between groups. Meanwhile, in simple regression analysis, it involves data at one level only (group presence is negligible). Often we look at the research on hierarchical data (particularly in education studies) ignores the presence of level in hierarchical structure (e.g., class, schools) whereas each level also contribute a variation in the data. Therefore, this article will discuss the importance of doing multilevel analysis compared with simple regression analysis. Procedure for construction of multilevel estimation model is also shows in stages to observe the effects changing of the variations contributed by the group. Three types of multilevel models were compared with simple regression model, OLS and founds that multilevel model was better than the OLS model. Results also showed that the multilevel model with the inclusion of the level-2 variables gives the least model error and level-2 variance error. A simple example is used to facilitate the understanding of the fundamental in the construction of multilevel model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014, ISM 2014
Subtitle of host publicationEmpowering the Applications of Statistical and Mathematical Sciences
EditorsNor Aida Zuraimi Md Noar, Roslinazairimah Zakaria, Wan Nur Syahidah Wan Yusoff, Mohd Sham Mohamad, Mohd Rashid Ab Hamid
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Pages734-740
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780735412811
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014: Empowering the Applications of Statistical and Mathematical Sciences, ISM 2014 - Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
Duration: 12 Aug 201414 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1643
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014: Empowering the Applications of Statistical and Mathematical Sciences, ISM 2014
CountryMalaysia
CityKuantan, Pahang
Period12/8/1414/8/14

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Keywords

  • cluster
  • hierarchical data
  • multilevel
  • regression analysis
  • variations between clusters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Sarudin, N., & Mohd. Suradi, N. R. (2015). Multilevel applications in education studies. In N. A. Z. M. Noar, R. Zakaria, W. N. S. W. Yusoff, M. S. Mohamad, & M. R. A. Hamid (Eds.), 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014, ISM 2014: Empowering the Applications of Statistical and Mathematical Sciences (pp. 734-740). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1643). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4907520

Multilevel applications in education studies. / Sarudin, Norraida; Mohd. Suradi, Nur Riza.

2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014, ISM 2014: Empowering the Applications of Statistical and Mathematical Sciences. ed. / Nor Aida Zuraimi Md Noar; Roslinazairimah Zakaria; Wan Nur Syahidah Wan Yusoff; Mohd Sham Mohamad; Mohd Rashid Ab Hamid. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2015. p. 734-740 (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 1643).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sarudin, N & Mohd. Suradi, NR 2015, Multilevel applications in education studies. in NAZM Noar, R Zakaria, WNSW Yusoff, MS Mohamad & MRA Hamid (eds), 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014, ISM 2014: Empowering the Applications of Statistical and Mathematical Sciences. AIP Conference Proceedings, vol. 1643, American Institute of Physics Inc., pp. 734-740, 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014: Empowering the Applications of Statistical and Mathematical Sciences, ISM 2014, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia, 12/8/14. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4907520
Sarudin N, Mohd. Suradi NR. Multilevel applications in education studies. In Noar NAZM, Zakaria R, Yusoff WNSW, Mohamad MS, Hamid MRA, editors, 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014, ISM 2014: Empowering the Applications of Statistical and Mathematical Sciences. American Institute of Physics Inc. 2015. p. 734-740. (AIP Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4907520
Sarudin, Norraida ; Mohd. Suradi, Nur Riza. / Multilevel applications in education studies. 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014, ISM 2014: Empowering the Applications of Statistical and Mathematical Sciences. editor / Nor Aida Zuraimi Md Noar ; Roslinazairimah Zakaria ; Wan Nur Syahidah Wan Yusoff ; Mohd Sham Mohamad ; Mohd Rashid Ab Hamid. American Institute of Physics Inc., 2015. pp. 734-740 (AIP Conference Proceedings).
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