Little is known about the use and accuracy of model selection criteria when selecting among a set of competing multilevel models. The practices of applied researchers and the performance of five model selection criteria are examined when selecting the correct multilevel model using simulation techniques.
Whittaker, Tiffany A. and Furlow, Carolyn F.
"The Comparison of Model Selection Criteria When Selecting Among Competing Hierarchical Linear Models,"
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods:
1, Article 15.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/jmasm/vol8/iss1/15