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# Re: st: Is multilevel model the correct model?

 From "Justina Fischer" To statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu, statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Subject Re: st: Is multilevel model the correct model? Date Wed, 09 Feb 2011 20:37:39 +0100

```ah,...it took me some time until I understood.

Justina

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> Datum: Wed, 09 Feb 2011 14:04:13 -0500
> Von: Marcello Pagano <pagano@hsph.harvard.edu>
> An: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
> Betreff: Re: st: Is multilevel model the correct model?

> One of the constants in the bleak winter is that it must come to an
> end.  But that does not detract from the value of the signs of Spring;
> they are surely welcome even if they predictably come each year. So the
> singing of birds, the day getting longer, the crocuses sprouting through
> the snow, these are all signs we look for in the North at this time of
> year. Other signs that also trumpets the end of the scholastic year are
> the exams and term projects that need to be completed. The tell tale
> signs of "x and y" that are common to many homework and exam questions.
> We sometimes see these on Statalist, even though the practice is
> discouraged.
>
> Ah Spring!
>
> m.p.
>
>
>
> On 2/9/2011 8:34 AM, Shikha Sinha wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > I have individual level data for 30 countries, and I am exploring the
> > effect of x on y. I estimate an OLS in the pooled sample with country
> > fixed effect and then estimate the same model for each country
> > separately. The aim of the analysis is to explore whether the
> > relationships between x and y are associated in ways that vary between
> > countries. Should multi-level models be used to demonstrate the extent
> > to which there is national variation in these relationships? Kindly
> > advise if the correct model is random intercept or random coefficient
> > or may be an interaction model will do the trick?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Shikha
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Justina AV Fischer, PhD
Senior Researcher
Faculty of Economics
University of Mannheim

homepage: http://www.justinaavfischer.de/
e-mail: javfischer@gmx.de
papers: http://ideas.repec.org/e/pfi55.html

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