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Re: st: 3 or 4-level hierarchical models with noncontinuous dv


From   Daniel Marcelino <dmsilv@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: 3 or 4-level hierarchical models with noncontinuous dv
Date   Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:19:33 -0400

In addition what Maarten said, I like to say that is reasonable to ask
if you really need 4 level equation. I mean, is there remain variance
after you model 1, 2, and 3 levels? Theoretically it could be
possible, however, I never found it.

Daniel

On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 3:21 AM, Maarten Buis <maartenlbuis@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 19, 2011 at 3:52 AM, Jana von Stein wrote:
>> I am looking for a way to run a 3- or 4-level hierarchical model with a
>> noncontinuous dependent variable (specifically a 5-point ordinal scale). Is
>> there a way to use Stata's XTMIXED for this purpose, or any other Stata
>> command?
>
> That sounds like a job for -gllamm-. You can install it by typing in
> Stata -ssc install gllamm-.
>
> -gllamm- is like a Swiss army knive: you can do about anything with
> it, but there are two downsides. First, in order to allow you to do
> about anything with it the syntax needs to be rather complex.
> Fortunately, there is a complete manual and many examples available at
> <www.gllamm.org>. Still using -gllamm- is not going to be as easy as
> using an average Stata command. Second for it to be so general it
> cannot use specialized, and thus faster, algorithms, so it is slow.
>
> Hope this helps,
> Maarten
>
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