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 Sanjoy Bhattacharjee posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 7:48 pm
Dear Prof. Muthen/s and the rest of the MPlus using folks,

Could anyone suggest some good references on Hierarchical Linear Models and Diagnostics?

In particular, I am looking for Normality testing under Hierarchical structure. More precisely, I am looking for Skewness, Kurtosis and Omnibus test (D'Agostino) for two-level and three-level HLM model.

Thanks
Sanjoy

PS: I posted the same question on SEMNET archives two days before, but very surprisingly no body responded. I wonder whether it reached at all, since it doesn't appear in my inbox either.
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 9:00 pm
I have found the Fitzmaurice, Laird and Ware (2004) Wiley book "Applied longitudinal analysis" useful. Chapter 9 talks about residuals and diagnostics. I can't recall reading about normality testing in such contexts - perhaps authors feel that non-normality is handled by the non-normality robust techniques such as sandwich estimators which are now commonplace.
 Sanjoy Bhattacharjee posted on Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 1:35 am
Thank you Professor. Let me go through this book...regards.
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