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RE: st: question about hierarchical model


From   "Visintainer, Paul" <Paul.Visintainer@baystatehealth.org>
To   "'statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu'" <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: question about hierarchical model
Date   Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:35:34 -0400

I think that's the approach I'll have to take. In this situation it won't make too much difference since the interest between the two measures is more or less correlational.  

-paul

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Can the student evaluations be the dependent variable?

So is the performance measure predictive of student evaluations?

> I'm stumped on how to approach this model.  
> 
> Suppose I have 30 teachers each of whom have a single performance rating from the principle (or headmaster).  Each teacher has 20-30 students (not crossed) who have completed student evaluations.  The question is what is the association between performance ratings and student evaluations?
> 
> What I'm confused about is that I have level-2 dependent variable with level-1 and level-2 predictors (e.g. teacher age and teacher gender)
> 
> I thought that the following model might work:
> 
> .xtmixed t_perform s_eval t_age t_sex || s_eval: , mle
> 
> 
> But I don't think this is correct model, because it regress Yi on Xij and Xi predictors?
> 
> Can this problem be addressed using -xtmixed- or is a different approach required?
> 
> Thanks for the advice.
> 


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