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The November meeting of the Austin Chapter of the ASA will feature a presentation by biostatistical consultants Drs. Ron Harrist and Kay Kimball at 6 PM, Monday, November 15th, 2004, in Sid Richardson Hall room SRH 3.111 (next to our usual meeting room at the LBJ School).

Meeting Schedule:
6 PM - 6:45 PM Refreshments (perhaps something Italian other than pizza) and Networking
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Announcements and Business
7 PM -~8:15 PM Presentation by Drs. Ronald Harrist and Kay Kimball, "Multilevel Statistical Models"

Free parking for the talk is available in the LBJ School of Public Affairs parking lots on the west side of Red River Road, just south of Dean Keeton (26th St.) Red River Road is one block west of IH-35, which it parallels. See map at for further information.


Ronald B. Harrist Ph.D.,  Associate Professor of Biometry, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, Texas
Kay T. Kimball, Ph.D.,   Statistical Design and Analysis, Austin, Texas  

Multilevel statistical models, also called mixed models or random coefficient models, provide a powerful new statistical tool with many applications, especially in public health and epidemiology.  In this talk, we will summarize the fundamental concepts and review the rationale for the use of multilevel models, including models for continuous and dichotomous outcomes. Examples of applications of multilevel models in epidemiology and public health will be given.

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