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Andrew Gelman on Multilevel Modeling

Stephen Vaisey
March 22, 2023

Statistical Horizons is thrilled to announce that Andrew Gelman will be speaking in our Distinguished Speaker Series on May 31st. The title of his talk is “Multilevel Modeling for Design & Analysis,” and it promises to be a thought-provoking and informative event.

As most of you already know, Andrew Gelman is a leading expert in the field of multilevel modeling and has authored numerous papers and books on the topic. He is also the founder of the popular statistics blog “Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.”

It’s no exaggeration to say that Gelman’s blog has made an enormous contribution to improving scientific practice over the years. From his public takedowns of ESP and “himmicanes” to his more standard work on the problems with null hypothesis testing and “statistical significance,” Gelman has been a vocal, effective, and often humorous advocate for the improvement of scientific practices over the past two decades.

In this talk, Gelman will discuss the theory and practice of multilevel modeling, which is a powerful tool for analyzing hierarchical data structures in a wide range of disciplines.

If you’re interested in learning more about multilevel modeling or want to expand your knowledge of statistical analysis, don’t miss this opportunity. Whether you’re a seasoned statistician or just starting out, you’re sure to come away with valuable insights and new ideas.

I’m personally looking forward to it because Gelman’s ideas have been so influential on my own teaching. I’m not sure how I ever would have taught multilevel modeling to my students without the no pooling/complete pooling/partial pooling distinction I first learned from Gelman and Hill’s 2006 book. It remains one of my great pleasures to see these concepts give students an “aha” moment after sometimes years of confusion about the meaning of “fixed” and “random” effects.

To register for the talk, visit the Statistical Horizons website and sign up today. This event is sure to be popular, so don’t delay in securing your spot. I look forward to seeing you there!


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