Nezlek, J. B. (2001). Multilevel random coefficient analyses of event and interval contingent data in social and personality psychology research. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 771-785.
This article discusses multilevel analyses of event and interval contingent data in social and personality psychology. Different analytic strategies are presented, and the use of multilevel random coefficient modeling is discussed in detail. Different modeling techniques, the specifics of formulating and testing hypotheses, the use of nested designs to analyze latent constructs, and the differences between fixed and random effects are considered. The analysis of data describing day-to-day social interaction is used as a context for discussing analyses of event contingent data, and the analysis of data describing reactions to daily events is used as a context for discussing analyses of interval contingent data.