"The book describes extensive knowledge of multilevel analysis of experiments. The author presents a very detailed description of multivariate techniques, shows examples where these methods can be used, and gives the interpretation of results. ... This volume is a guide book of multilevel methods for the researchers who want to understand and use the multilevel techniques in practice. It is written in a clear and accessible manner." - Anna Szczepa´nska, Pozna´n University of Life Sciences, Poland, in International Statistical Review
"Dr. Hox is a master at presenting sophisticated statistical ideas and models in very pragmatic ways… There have been many developments in the area of multilevel structural equation modeling and [Hox’s] book is the only multilevel one that covers this important area...The additional chapters … make the book more … appealing.... I would definitely use Hox’s book...[and] recommend it to my colleagues." - Donald Hedeker, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
"The second edition offers a simplistic yet in-depth coverage of difficult material. It follows closely the style and approach of the highly successful first edition. The [book] also incorporates many of the latest developments that have emerged over the past few years in the field." - George Marcoulides, University of California – Riverside, Quantitative Methodology Series Editor
"This book continues to be one of the most readable texts on multilevel analysis. Hox does a masterful job of making the complex palatable. This book is a great addition for the practitioner and methodologist alike." - J. Kyle Roberts, Southern Methodist University, USA
"The writing style is unquestionably a strength of this book particularly when compared to competing books.... Without question I would adopt the revised version and recommend it to others. The... changes... strengthen an already effective book." - Dick Carpenter, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
About the Author
Joop J. Hox is Professor and Chair of Social Science Methodology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. A Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a founding member of the European Association of Methodology, his recent publications focus on survey non-response, interviewer effects, survey data quality, missing data, and multilevel analysis of regression and structural equation models. He is recognized as an expert in multilevel analysis and as a consultant he has been involved with applying multilevel models in a diversity of fields. He has a reputation for being able to explain technically complicated matters in an accessible manner.