HLM: Schedule

July 8
9:00 - 10:30   Introduction and overview of hierarchical linear models
10:50 - 12:00   Introduction to the HLM 7 program and computer demonstration with application to the “social distribution of achievement in US high schools”.
Lunch   Lunch and Data analysis exercise: Study the distribution of impacts in a multi-site trial with application to the “impact of small schools” (simulated data).
1:45 - 3:10   Multi-site trials and Cluster Randomized Trials: Estimands and Estimation.
3:30 - 5:00   Introduction to the three level model with application to “school-specific impacts of class size in Tennessee STAR.”
July 9
9:00 - 10:30   Instrumental variables with application to non-compliance in multi-site trials with application to “impact of participation in small schools” (simulated data).
10:50 - 12:00   Instrumental variables for the causal effect of a continuous mediator with application to the “impact of realized class size in Tennessee STAR.”
Lunch   Data analysis exercise
1:45 - 3:10   Propensity score stratification in non-randomized studies with application to “grade retention in ECLS.”
3:30 - 5:00   Data analysis exercise
July 10
9:00 - 10:30   Application of HLM to the study of individual change: the case of “child-specific growth curves.”
10:50 - 12:00   Introduction to the cross-classified random effects model with application to “teacher value-added.”
1:00 - 2:30   Time-varying confounding and inverse-probability-of- treatment weighting with application to “impact of intensive math instruction.”
2:30 - 3:10   Data analysis exercise
3:30 - 4:30   Implications for research design.