The central role of the unit of analysis concept in research design

Serkan Dolma
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Abstract


In this paper the importance of the unit of analysis in research design is emphasized. The relations between the unit of analysis and other related concepts are described, and possible analysis alternatives in case of violation of independence assumption are briefly discussed.


Keywords


Unit of analysis, observational unit, the assumption of independence of observations, hierarchical linear modeling

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