[R-sig-ME] NAEP Data and lmer

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Thu Jun 7 17:14:22 CEST 2007

On 6/7/07, Roberts, J. Kyle <jkrobert at bcm.tmc.edu> wrote:

> Have any of you used either lme or lmer to analyze NAEP data? I have done some things with HLM (the software), but wondered if there was already a set of routines for handling the whole "plausible values" thing in R. Also, for those of you familiar with the NAEP and HLM, does HLM just average the
> results of the plausible values, or is the final estimate a maximized estimate based on the five plausible values?

My guess from the google hits is that NAEP stands for the National
Assessment of Educational Progress.  Can you be more specific about
the issues involved in analyzing NAEP data?

> P.S. - Be on the watch for the first ever "North American Conference on Multilevel Analysis" coming late Spring 2008!!

Sounds interesting.  Has the location been set?

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