Introduction to hierarchical models for multi-level variation

Before Class


Read Gelman (2006) 📄, which is a worked example of a multi-level model of variation in household radon intensity, which is an important environmental exposure

Watch 📺

Notes on notation used for describing spatial statistical models

During Class

  • Discussion of the Gelman paper and hierarchical regression models more generally.

  • Hands-on with some simulated multi-level data and models.

Additional Resources

Pre-recorded Videos

Three approaches to analyzing clustered data


Gelman, Andrew. 2006. “Multilevel (Hierarchical) Modeling: What It Can and Cannot Do.” Technometrics 48 (3): 432–35.