CJ 8305/605 Spring 2018
Sequence of Topics and Readings

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Date of last update: 1/19/2018 - SEQUENCE WAS REVISED - QUESTION LINKS NOT SET UP. SOME SPECIFIC READINGS WILL CHANGE

Check back each week and refresh page before starting the week's readings.

NOTE ON ARTICLES UNDER READ. The readings under READ in the last column are archived in a content folder on Blackboard unless stated otherwise. You DO want to read each of those articles, and look at and write answers to the questions that are posed on the questions page.

NOTE ON BOOKS LISTED UNDER SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READ. These are suggested only. In past years, except for Luke, students have hated all the books assigned, and often found them daunting and/or confusing. Some of the books in this group are insanely expensive. I would rather you spend $75 on a 6 month student license for Stata/IC so you can spend more time with Stata and work at home, than the same amount of money on book(s) you are going to hate.

So: Do one of the suggested reads if you wish each week. Or not. If you want these texts, become friends with your favorite used book collator such as abebooks.com

ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT LISTED I do STRONGLY suggest you read Luke ( Luke, D. A. (2004). Multilevel Modeling. Thousand Oaks: Sage.) in the first couple of weeks of the semester. Students DO find this helpful. BTW it is FREE through the library front end; part of Sage "green" books

CODES FOR SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READ

H
Hox, J., J. (2010). Multilevel analysis (2nd Edition). East Sussex: Routledge.

R-H&S
Rabe-Hesketh, S., & Skrondal, A. (2012). Multilevel and Longitudinal Modeling Using Stata Volume I: Continuous Responses. Third Edition. (ISBN: 9781597181037). College Station, TX: Stata Press.
Rabe-Hesketh, S., & Skrondal, A. (2012). Multilevel and longitudinal modeling using Stata Volume II: Categorical responses, counts and survival. Third edition (ISBN 9781597181044). College Station, TX.: Stata Press.
(page numbers across the two volumes are sequential, so I do not list which volume in the weekly sets.

R&B
Raudenbush, S. W., & Bryk, A. S. (2002). Hierarchical linear models: Applications and data analysis methods (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

S&B
Snijder, T. A. B., & Bosker, R. J. (2012). Multilevel Analysis: An Introduction to Basic and Advanced Multilevel Modeling (2nd Edition). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

T
Twisk, J. W. R. (2013). Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis for Epidemiology (Second ed.). Cambridge (UK): Cambridge University Press.

Class Date

Topics / Readings  DUE on this week

1/22
WK1

 Hello. What we are about. How to get ready for this course. How to create space for this course in your life and not lose your mind. Software challenges. MIMUHIE: what does it do? Main areas of application in criminology and criminal justice and sociology and psychology

READ:
Baumer, E. P., & Arnio, A. N. (2012). Multi-level modeling and criminological inquiry. In D. Gadd, S. Karstedt & S. F. Messner (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Criminological Research Methods (pp. 97-110). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Intellectual Virtues Academy. (2015). Master virtues: IVA's nine master virtues. [ONLINE: http://www.ivalongbeach.org/academics/master-virtues ; accessed Jan 10, 2018].

If you want to read more about intellectual virtues (articles will available on Canvas)
Baehr, J. (2013). Educating for Intellectual Virtues: From Theory to Practice. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47(2), 248-262.
Baehr, J. (2015). Educating for intellectual virtues: An Introductory guide for college and university instructors. [ONLINE: http://intellectualvirtues.org/guiding-principles/for-college-and-university-instructors/ ].


1/29
WK2

TOPIC SUGGESTED READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
Rationale for MIMUHIEs

H: 1-7
R&B: 3-9
R-H&S: "Preface"; 1-7
S&B: 5-13

Within group vs. between group correlations Thorndike, E. L. (1939). On the fallacy of imputing the correlations found for groups to the individuals in smaller groups composing them. American Journal of Psychology, 52, 122-124.
If you need: linear regression review R&S: 11-58

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

2/5
WK3

MIMUHIE SUBMODEL 1: The ANOVA or "null" or intercepts only model

MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
The "Null" or ANOVA in MIMUHIE

H: 11-17
R&B: 23, 68-72
R-H&S: 73-97 (skip 91), 106-109
S&B:

Conceptual issues: aggregate and individual levels; connecting macro and micro levels; why context matters for everything Liska, A. E. (1990). The Significance of aggregate dependent variables and contextual independent variables for linking macro and micro theories. Social Psychology Quarterly, 53(4), 292-301. 

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

2/12
WK4

MIMUHIE SUBMODEL 2: The ANCOVA (analysis of covariance), part 1

MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
The ANCOVA (analysis of covariance) in MIMUHIE, part 1

H: 16-20 (stop at first eq.)
R&B: 25-26
R-H&S: 123-139, 142-147
S&B: 51-56

Neighborhood effects and the importance of controlling for compositional differences Sampson, R. J., Morenoff, J. D., & Gannon-Rowley, T. (2002). Assessing "neighborhood effects": Social processes and new directions in research. Annual Review of Sociology, 28, 443-478.

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

2/19
WK5

MIMUHIE SUBMODEL 2: THE ANCOVA, part 2

MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
The ANCOVA in MIMUHIE, Part 2 R-H&S: 147-163
Neighborhood effects vs. selection effects; neighborhood effects transmission dynamics

Eric P. Baumer, Steven F. Messner, & Richard Rosenfeld. (2003). Explaining Spatial Variation in Support for Capital Punishment: A Multilevel Analysis. American Journal of Sociology, 108(4), 844-875. doi:10.1086/367921

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

2/26
WK6

MIMUHIE SUBMODEL 3: RCR (Random coefficients regression or random coefficient models), part 1

MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
The RCR sub-model, part 1

H: 20-23
R&B: 26-27, 75-80
R-H&S 4:181-200
S&B: 74-90

Community level fixed and random effects of temperature on and time on robbery
Sorg, E. T., & Taylor, R. B. (2011). Community-level impacts of temperature on urban street robbery. Journal of Criminal Justice, 39(6), 463-470.

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

3/5 Panama City Spring Break

3/12
WK7

MIMUHIE SUBMODEL 3: RCR (Random coefficients regression or random coefficient models), part 2

MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
The RCR sub-model, part 2 R-H&S: 200-216 Variable impacts of public housing proximity on street robbery Haberman, C. P., Groff, E. R., & Taylor, R. B. (2013). The Variable Impacts of Public Housing Community Proximity on Nearby Street Robberies. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 50(2), 163-188.

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

3/19
WK8

TIME: GROWTH CURVE, part 1

MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
Time: Growth curve modeling

H: 79-111
R&B: 160-185
R-H&S: 228, 343-361
S&B: 247-280
T:69-81STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Conceptually, how do we model time when examining individual-level change?

Raudenbush, S. W. (2005). How do we study "What happens next"? Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 602, 131-144.

 

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

3/26
WK9

TIME: GROWTH CURVE, part 2

MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
Time: Growth curve modeling    IF YOU WANT TO GO FURTHER: Raudenbush, S. W. (2001). Comparing personal trajectories and drawing causal inferences from longitudinal data. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 501-525.

4/2
WK10

THE FIRST GENERALIZED MODEL: BINARY OUTCOME

MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
Binary outcome models R-H&S II: CH. 10: 500-529,  Middle schoolers carrying weapons inschool Wilcox, P., & Clayton, R. R. (2001). A Multilevel analysis of school-based weapon possession. Justice Quarterly, 18(3), 509-541.

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

4/9
WK11

THE SECOND GENERALIZED MODEL: COUNT OUTCOME

MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
Count outcomes R-H&S II: 687-712, 720-727 Impacts of Project Safe Neighborhoods on violent crime counts McGarrell, E., Corsaro, N., Hipple, N., & Bynum, T. (2010). Project Safe Neighborhoods and Violent Crime Trends in US Cities: Assessing Violent Crime Impact. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 26(2), 165-190.

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

4/16
WK12

STATA'S APPROACH TO MODELING PREDICTORS OF RANDOM EFFECTS (In HLM terminology: intercepts and slopes as outcomes (IASAO) or the full model)
MIMUHIE TOPIC SUGGESTED MIMUHIE READS SUBSTANTIVE READ
Heteroskedasticity at level 2 R-H&S I: 361-363 Return to Sorg & Taylor, and Haberman et al., and interpret predictors of intercepts and slopes
Stata, ME manual, 305-309

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

4/23
WK13

THE THREE LEVEL MODEL INCLUDING A MEASUREMENT LEVEL
MIMUHIE TOPIC RH&S READ SUBSTANTIVE READ
The three level model RH&H I: 389-396; 405-408 Collective efficacy: impacts Sampson R J, Raudenbush S W, Earls F, 1997, "Neighborhoods and violent crime: A Multi-level study of collective efficacy" Science 277 918-924

Collective efficacy: : determinants

Duncan T E, Duncan S D, Okut H, Strycker L A, Hix-Small H, 2003, "A Multilevel contextual model of neighborhood collective efficacy" American Journal of Community Psychology 32 245-252

QUESTIONS to consider while you read

SHORT PRESENTATIONS OF STUDENT WORK TO DATE

4/30
WK 14

WRAP UP, GLIMPSE AT TOPICS NOT YET COVERED, COMMENTS ON WHERE THE FIELD IS GOING, REVIEW FOR FINAL, SHORT PRESENTATIONS OF STUDENT WORK TO DATE
(cross-classified models aka multiple membership models (MMC); monte carlo markov chain (MCMC); measurement models
  LAST DAY OF CLASSES: 4/25; STUDY DAYS 4/26-4/27; EXAMS START 4/28

5/7

FINAL EXAM