Multilevel modelling of repeated ordinal measures: an application to attitudes to divorce

Berrington, Ann, Hu, Yongjian, Ramirez-Ducoing, Karla and Smith, Peter (2005) Multilevel modelling of repeated ordinal measures: an application to attitudes to divorce. Southampton, UK, Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute, 24pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, A05/10).


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This paper demonstrates the use of multilevel modelling techniques for an ordinal response. Using repeated measures of divorce attitude from the 1991-1996 waves of the British Household Panel Survey (BHPS) we investigate the factors predicting attitude to divorce and test whether changes in marital status are associated with changes in attitude to divorce. The paper discusses the methodological issues arising from the multilevel modelling of an ordinal outcome and compares the results obtained using marginal, quasi-likelihood and Bayesian methods. The paper demonstrates how the multilevel modelling approach deals with the complex pattern of attrition and intermittent non-response found in the BHPS.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Social Statistics
ePrint ID: 19127
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
28 December 2005Made publicly available
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:35
Modelling Attitude Stability and Change Using Repeated Measures Data
Funded by: ESRC National Centre for Research Methods (H333250026)
1 October 2003 to 30 April 2006

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