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Topic Interest Group (Multilevel Analysis)

Dr. Gilad Chen, University of Maryland

Design Considerations for Simple and Complex Multilevel Studies

February 5th, 2021 / 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET

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Dr. Gilad Chen (giladchen@rhsmith.umd.edu) is the Robert H. Smith Chair in Organization Behavior, at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. He received his bachelor degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University in 1996, and his doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from George Mason University in 2001. Prior to joining the Smith School, Dr. Chen was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Texas A&M University, and a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technion, and Tel-Aviv University. Dr. Chen teaches courses on a variety of organizational behavior, human resource management, and methodological topics. His research focuses on work motivation, adaptation, teams and leadership, with particular interest in understanding the complex interface between individuals and the socio-technical organizational context.

His research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and Research in Organizational Behavior. He is currently serving as Editor of the Journal of Applied Psychology, where he has previously served as Associate Editor. He is also an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Journal.

He has won several research awards, including the 2007 Distinguished Early Career Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the 2008 Cummings Scholar Award from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. Dr. Chen is also an elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society of Industrial-Organizational Psychology.


With the proliferation of simple and complex multilevel studies in organizational research, study design considerations have taken a backseat relative to more emphasis on applying complex statistical methods.  And yet, study design features — such as sample and sampling considerations — play a major role in both effects detected and inferences drawn from multilevel studies.

In this webcast, focusing on micro and meso organizational studies, I will discuss various aspects of design consideration in different multilevel studies.  I will particularly focus on 2-level and 3-level studies of individuals nested in groups, longitudinal studies (experiential sampling methods and growth modeling), and more complex studies of individuals nested under different units simultaneously (e.g., multiple teams membership studies).

Topic Interest Group – Multilevel Analysis

February 5th, 2021 / 1:30 pm ET

  • Panel Session
  • Ask the Experts Session and Reception


Dr. Paul Bliese, University of South Carolina
Dr. Gilad Chen, University of Maryland
Dr. James LeBreton, Pennsylvania State University

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  • Hierarchical Linear Modeling – Dr. David Hofmann
  • Measures of Agreement for Group Level Research – Dr. James LeBreton
  • The Conceptualization, Measurement, and Validation of Multilevel Constructs – Dr. Gilad Chen
  • Issues with Group Measurement – Dr. Katherine Klein
  • Dynamic Approaches to Studying Group Processes – Dr. Laurie Weingart
  • Multi-Level Issues & WABA – Dr. Fran Yammarino
  • Dyadic Data Analysis – Dr. David Kenny
  • Methods Issues with Multilevel Dynamics of Group/Team Emergence – Dr. Steve Kozlowski
  • Doing Teams Research: Where, When, How, and Why? – Dr. John Mathieu
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