LEMMA 1 - Learning Environment for Multilevel Methodology and Applications
Period of funding: Apr-05 – Sep-08
Award holders: Jon Rasbash (PI), Fiona Steele, Kelvyn Jones and Sally Thomas
LEMMA 1 was a node in the first phase of the ESRC-funded National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM). The mission of NCRM is to provide a strategic focal point for the identification, development and delivery of an integrated national research, training and capacity-building programme.
LEMMA 1 had three inter-related themes:
- Methodological developments in the specification and estimation of multilevel models for handling realistic complexity in data structures and social processes.
- A variety of integrated substantive research projects using this methodology to investigate important social science questions.
- Extensive training and capacity building in the analysis of data with complex structure, including the development of an online course in multilevel modelling.
Under LEMMA 1 (and its successors LEMMA 2 and LEMMA 3) an unrestricted version of the MLwiN software is freely available to UK academics.