Advanced Spatial Analysis

This website is preserved as an Archive for the NIH-funded GISPopSci / Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Programs (2005–2013). Current resources in support of
Spatially Integrated Social Science
are now available at the following:


Spatial Analysis Tools - MLwiN

These materials have been prepared as part of the R25 Advanced Spatial Analysis Training Grant (PI: Stephen A. Matthews, Penn State) funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). Award Number: 5R25 HD057002-02.

The links included below are intended as useful starting points for interested users. We make no claims for comprehensive coverage.

If you have suggestions to include on this site please send them to Stephen Matthews.



MLwiN can be found at the website of the Centre for Multilevel Modelling (CMM) at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.
This is easily the best website for anything MLwiN-related and includes links to software, sample data sets, manuals, publications, newsletters, discussion groups, web resources and a glossary. Some key links are included below:



    Kelvyn Jones at CMM maintains a Useful Book list – available at
    The books listed below are on Kelvyn’s list.
    Goldstein, H. (2003). Multilevel Statistical Models. Third edition. London, Edward Arnold
    The second edition published in 1995 is freely available for download at:

    Raudenbush, S. W., and A. S. Bryk. 2002. Hierarchical Linear Models: Applications and Data Analysis Methods. SAGE. (Bryk, A.S., & Raudenbush, S.W. (1992). Hierarchical Linear Models in Social and Behavioral Research: Applications and Data Analysis Methods (First Edition). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.)

    Hox, J. J. 2002. Multilevel Analysis: Techniques and Applications. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

    Lawson, A. B., W. J. Browne, and C. L. V. Rodeiro. 2003. Disease Mapping with WinBUGS and MLwiN. John Wiley and Sons.
    See also


On-line Courses and Tutorials in MLwiN