Multilevel methods for modeling observed sequences of family interaction.

  title={Multilevel methods for modeling observed sequences of family interaction.},
  author={George W Howe and Getachew A Dagne and C Hendricks Brown},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  volume={19 1},
Observation of interaction plays a central role in family research. This article discusses how to analyze sequential data generated by discrete microcoding methods to test hypotheses about family interaction. Current methods for studying sequential data are presented, and their limits are discussed. Building on recent applications of contingency table analysis to such data, a multilevel log-linear model is presented that can specify and estimate indicators of individual behavioral tendencies… CONTINUE READING