

Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) is a type of regression model used frequently for education data
sets. Education data sets typically select students from a set schools and thus information about students are correlated
(such that students from the same schools are similar in their traits). With this type of data, classical methods,
such as OLS regression, would not produce correct standard errors; therefore, HLM needs to be used as it takes the issue of
correlated errors into consideration and provides more realistic and conservative statistical testing. Parameter estimates,
however, are not drastically different in classical methods and HLM. If OLS tells you the US junior high school students
scored 555 points on average, HLM would give you almost the same information. However, standard errors would be
larger for HLM than OLS, as HLM considers sources of errors more rigorously than OLS. (To exaggerate a little bit,
it is interesting that good statistical models are the ones that give you poorer results in terms of the size of standard
errors.)


Doing SAS (r) PROC MIXED for Hierarchical Linear Models
My manual for SAS PROC MIXED for doing HLM
My modest attempt to Explain Hierarchical Linear Modeling
Hiearachical Linear Model using SAS, step by step demonstration
My SAS PROC MIXED Macro library
Comparison of HLM Software and PROC MIXED
USEFUL tips
BRYK AND RAUDENBUSH'S HLM
How to replicate B&R's HLM using SAS PROC MIXED  for people who already use HLM software and want to try it with
SAS PROC MIXED
Running Bryk, Raudenbush, and Congdon's HLM (r) Using SAS 
but what if you hated a clickanddrop way of using a software. I myself cannot stand it. It feels for
me like handwriting when you handwrite one a year before Holiday seasons. I feel impatient when I have to click so many
buttons.)
 Controlling Bryk and Raudenbush's HLM software from within SAS!?
 HLMresultPicker.sas: Summarizing HLM3 Output using SAS. I wrote
a SAS program that takes HLM3 outputs as data sets and takes important statistics from them. Currently it only works
for 3level HLM.
HLM Result Report Table Example (Random Coefficient Models)
PROC MIXED for everything
Key words: Hierarchical Linear Modeling; Hierarchical Linear Model; Hierarchical
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