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Excellent for applied researchers who do not hold a degree in mathematics, 18 Feb. 2011
This is one of those rare books that treads the middle line between basic introductory statistics and books solely for trained statisticians. Unlike the former it provides the relevant equations for the models and unlike the latter it then explains the implications of these equations rather than assuming that the reader can just "see" the implications. It has extensive descriptions of the exploration of longitudinal data, interpretation of output from statistical packages (and outlines good describes practice for recording the results of these outputs) and model checking.
The UCLA website has code to produce the examples from this book in R, STATA and I think SAS. There is also a video lecture by the authors on mixed models which you can watch for free, although I can't remeber which website this was on.