Professor Antony Fielding
Sadly, Tony died in 2012. His obituary from CMM is here.
Antony Fielding was educated at Chadderton Grammar School. He was awarded a State Scholarship and gained a B.Sc. (Econ) and M.Sc. in Statistics at the London School of Economics. He lectured in the Departments of Statistics at the University of Edinburgh and the LSE before the University of Birmingham, where on his retirement in 2008 he was Professor of Social and Educational Statistics. He is currently Honorary Professor at Birmingham and Visiting Professor at the Centre for Multilevel Modelling, Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol. He is a Chartered Statistician, was Editor of the Royal Statistical Society's Journal, Series A, 2006-2010, and is a member of the Society's Council, and former Chair and Secretary of its Social Statistics Section He is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. Further career details and a full list of publications may be found in his CV:
Selected recent publications
A full list is available on the above CV.
- Guo, B, Fielding, A., Sutton, S.& Aveyard (2011), Psychometric properties of the processes of change scale for smoking cessation in UK adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 18(1):71-78
- Chevalier, A. & Fielding A. (2011) An introduction to anchoring vignettes, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society), 174, 1, 569-574
- Cohen, G., Fielding, A., Waterton, J. (2010) Measurement of Participation in Scottish Higher Education (PDF, 508kB) Scottish Government Social Research Report
- Guo, B, Aveyard, P., Fielding, A. & Sutton, S. (2009), Using Latent Class and Latent Transition Analysis to Examine the Trans theoretical Model Staging Algorithm and Sequential Stage Transition in Adolescent Smoking. Substance Use and Misuse,44, 2028-2042
- Guo, B, Aveyard, P., Fielding, A. & Sutton, S. (2009),The Factor Structure and Factorial Invariance for the Decisional Balance Scale for Adolescent Smoking. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 16, 158-163
- Fielding, A., Charlton, C. Leckie, G., Kounali, D. (2008) Degree attainment, ethnicity and gender: Interactions and the modification of effects (PDF, 1,419kB). Equality Challenge Unit, Higher Education Academy: a Report
- Gunter, H., Rayner, S., Butt, G., Fielding, A., Lance, A., Thomas, H. (2007). Transforming the School Workforce: Perspectives on School Reform in England. Journal of Educational Change, 8,, 25-39
- Spencer, N.H. & Fielding, A. (2007). Estimation and Comparison of Endogenous Ordered Category Multilevel Models. In D. Gregori, G. MacKenzie, H. Friedl, R. Corradetti (Eds.), Correlated Data Modeling, 303-320, Franco Angeli: Italy
- Hughes, A and Fielding, A. (2006) Targeting Preventative Services for Children : Experiences from the Children's Fund (PDF, 469kB) Research Report RR777, London, Department of Education and Skills , IBSN 1 84478 70 2
- Using Cross Classified Models to Improve Estimates of the Determination of Pupil Attainment.: (2006) Research for Department for Education and Skills. Three reports are available:
- Cross-classified and Multiple Membership Structures in Multilevel Models: An Introduction and Review, DFES report , Fielding, A and Goldstein, H (PDF, 2,482kB)
- Cross-classified and Multiple Membership Structures in Multilevel Models: An Introduction and Review. Research brief , Fielding, A and Goldstein, H (PDF, 116kB)
- Using Cross-classified multilevel models to improve estimates of the determination of pupil attainment: a scoping study: Fielding, A., Thomas, H., .Steele. F., Browne W., Leyland A., Spencer, N., Davison, I.(2006) (PDF, 1,116kB)
- Fielding, A. and Yang, M. (2005). Generalised Linear Mixed Models for Ordered Responses in Complex Multilevel Structures: Effects Beneath the School or College in Education. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society), 168, 1, 159-183.
- Gunter, H., Rayner, S., Thomas, H., Fielding, A., Butt, G., Lance, A. (2005). Teachers, Time and Work: Findings from the Evaluation of the Transforming the School Workforce Pathfinder Project. School Leadership and Management, 5, 441-454.
- Beauchamp, M., Bray, S., Fielding, A., Eys, A. (2005). A Multilevel Investigation of the Relationship between Role Ambiguity and Role Efficacy in Sport. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 6, 289-302.
- Fielding, A. (2004a). Scaling for Residual Variance Components of Ordered Category Responses in Generalised Linear Mixed Multilevel Models. Quality and Quantity, The European Journal of Methodology, 38, 4, 425-433.
- Fielding, A. (2004b). The Role of the Hausman Test and Whether Higher Level Effects Should be Treated as Random or Fixed. Multilevel Modelling Newsletter, 16, 2, 3-9.
- Fielding, A. and Hughes, N. (2004). Indicator Data and Targeting Groups and Units in Implementing Preventative Measures. National Evaluation of the Children's Fund, Online Conference on Understanding Prevention: Children, Families and Social Inclusion
- Firmstone, V. R., Bullock, A.D., Fielding, A, Frame, J. W., Gibson, C. and Hall, J. (2004). The Impact of Course Attendance on the Practice of Dentists. British Dental Journal, 196, 2, 773-777.
- Corcoran, C., Douglas, G., Pavey, S., Fielding, A., McLinden, M., McCall, S. (2004). Network 1000: The Changing Needs and Circumstances of Visually-Impaired People, Project Overview. British Journal of Visual Impairment, 22, 93-100.
- Fielding, A., Yang, M. and Goldstein, H. (2003). Multilevel Ordinal Models for Examination Grades. Statistical Modelling, 3, 127-153.
- Fielding, A. (2003). Ordered Category Responses and Random Effects in Multilevel and Other Complex Structure. In N. Duane and S. Reise (Eds.), Multilevel Modelling: Methodological advances, issues and applications, Chapter 9, 181-208. Mahwah NJ, Erlbaum.
- Plewis, I. and Fielding, A. (2003). What is Multilevel Modelling for? A Critical Response to Gorard. British Journal of Educational Studies, 51, 4, 408-418.
Current research areas
Main research interests are statistical methodology in the social sciences, in particular education. Special research in field of random effects and multilevel modelling for ordered responses in cross-classified structures.
Other downloadable items
- An Instrumental Variable Consistent Estimation Procedure to Overcome the Problem of Endogenous Variables in Multilevel Models (PDF, 19kB), A Fielding and Neil Spencer.
- A Comparison of Modelling Strategies for Value-Added Analyses of Educational Data (PDF, 1,192kB) , A Fielding and Neil Spencer.
The MLwiN macros used in these papers for instrumental variable estimation are available as a zip file:
- ivmlwin (zip, 3.7 KB)
MLwiN macros for dealing with ordered category responses in cross-classified multilevel models using quasi-likelihood are available as the self extracting zip file:
- ordcaty (zip, 0.1 mb)
- Ordered Category Responses and Random Effects in Multilevel and Other Complex Structures: Scored and Generalised Linear Models (PDF, 324kB) (draft chapter, 1999)
- Explanatory Modelling of Complex Social Structures with Case Studies in Educational Research (PDF, 349kB) (Expert presentation to ESRC/BERA Advanced Training Workshop, School of Education, The University of Birmingham, July 7 2000)
- Ordered Category Responses in Multilevel and Cross-Classified Structures (PDF, 127kB) (paper presented to the 22nd Conference of the Society for Multivariate Analysis in the Behavioural Sciences, July 2000)
- Teaching Groups as Foci for Evaluating Performance in Cost-effectiveness of GCE Advanced Level Provision: Some Practical Methodological Innovations (PDF, 97kB) (paper presented to 10th International Congress on School Effectiveness and Improvement, UMIST, Manchester, January 1998)