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Multilevel modelling for public health and health services research: health in context.

Leyland, A.H., Groenewegen, P.P. Multilevel modelling for public health and health services research: health in context. [S.l.]: Springer International Publishing, 2020.
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This open access book is a practical introduction to multilevel modelling or multilevel analysis (MLA) – a statistical technique being increasingly used in public health and health services research. The authors begin with a compelling argument for the importance of researchers in these fields having an understanding of MLA to be able to judge not only the growing body of research that uses it, but also to recognise the limitations of research that did not use it.

The volume also guides the analysis of real-life data sets by introducing and discussing the use of the multilevel modelling software MLwiN, the statistical package that is used with the example data sets. Importantly, the book also makes the training material accessible for download – not only the datasets analysed within the book, but also a freeware version of MLwiN to allow readers to work with these datasets.

The book’s practical review of MLA comprises:
- Theoretical, conceptual, and methodological background
- Statistical background
- The modelling process and presentation of research
- Tutorials with example datasets