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Rebecca came to the Centre for Multilevel Modelling in 2007 as a Research Assistant, after graduating from her Masters in Statistics. She became a Research Student in 2009, staying in the Centre. In October 2013 she will be leaving the Centre to take up the post of Research Fellow with AQMeN (Applied Quantitative Methods Network) at the University of Edinburgh.
- Area, school and family effects on children's academic progress
- School segregation
- Evaluating online multilevel modelling learning materials
- Intelligence tests, achievement and differential heritability
- Leckie, G., Pillinger, R., Jenkins, J. and Rasbash, J. School, family, neighbourhood: which is most important to a child's education? Significance 7:2 pp 67-70, 2010.
- Rasbash, J., Leckie, G., Pillinger, R. Jenkins, J. Children's educational progress: partitioning family, school and area effects. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society 173:3 pp 657-682, 2010.
- Heritability and environmentality of WISC subscales (PDF, 1,197kB). Presented at NCRM Research Methods Festival, Oxford, July 2012. A shorter, more technical version presented to Royal Statistical Society Avon Local Group, March 2012, and to be presented at the Royal Statistical Society Conference, September 2012. A shorter, less technical version presented to a public audience at the Graduate School of Education's Festival of Education, June 2012
- Multilevel models for differential heritability and environmentality (PDF, 1.2 MB). Presented at 9th International Amsterdam Multilevel Conference, March 2013. An earlier version ( DeFries-Fulker regression vs. multilevel models for differential heritability and environmentality (PDF, 146kB)) presented at NCRM Research Methods Festival, Oxford, July 2010
- Measuring ethnic segregation: a model based approach (PDF, 0.2 MB), "Measuring segregation: methods, tools and data" conference/workshop, Bristol, February 2009; also presented at Royal Statistical Society Conference, Edinburgh, September 2009.
- School, neighbourhood and family contributions to pupils' progress, (PDF, 0.5 MB) presented at 7th International Amsterdam Multilevel Conference, 2009, also presented at NCRM Research Methods Festival, Oxford, July 2008; Royal Statistical Society Merseyside Local Group and Educational Statistics Section joint meeting, Liverpool, April 2009.
Besides assisting MLwiN users in her technical support role, Rebecca has contributed to some of the MLwiN documentation as a co-author of the Manual supplement for version 2.1, and through writing some of the online documentation (e.g. the new features in MLwiN 2.18). She was also involved in a supervisory capacity in the translation of the MLwiN manuals from Word to LaTeX. With Fiona Steele, Paul Clarke and Harvey Goldstein, she tested that the weights facility in MLwiN operates correctly, via a simulation study.
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