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Pub. Type:
Journal Article
Title:
Challenges for multilevel models of school disorder: Response to Hoffmann and Johnson
Journal:
Pub. Date:
Nov 2000
Abstract:
The authors also argue that errors and omissions further weaken Hoffman and Johnson’s arguments. Hoffman and Johnson argue that Welsh, Greene, and Jenkins ignore cross-level interactions and overstate the primacy of individual-level explanatory variables. However, their data on 1,000 schools seem to support the previous conclusions about the primacy of individual-level predictors. Hoffman and Jenkins identify some potential issues to consider in multilevel studies, but they do little to support, clarify, or address them. Their call to examine cross-level interactions and include larger samples of schools is legitimate but not novel. They can not credibly claim to have conducted a more methodologically rigorous or theoretically consistent study in any meaningful sense. Footnotes and 17 references source
Volume:
38
Issue/No.:
4
Pages:
1289 - 1300
ISSN:
0011-1384
NCJ No.:
NCJ 186977

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