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Managing clustered data using hierarchical linear modeling
Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (2012)
  • Russell T Warne, Utah Valley University
Abstract
Researchers in nutrition research often use cluster or multistage sampling to gather participants for their studies. These sampling methods often produce violations of the assumption of data independence that most traditional statistics share. Hierarchical linear modeling is a statistical method that can overcome violations of the independence assumption and lead to correct analysis of data, yet it is rarely used in nutrition research. The purpose of this viewpoint is to illustrate the benefits of hierarchical linear modeling within a nutrition research context.
Keywords
  • hierarchical linear modeling,
  • multilevel models,
  • WIC program,
  • survey research,
  • nutrition behavior
Publication Date
May, 2012
Citation Information
Russell T Warne. "Managing clustered data using hierarchical linear modeling" Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Vol. 44 Iss. 3 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rwarne/15/