Multilevel approaches are generally well suited to group communication because what people say and do in groups is a function of intra- and transindividual mechanisms. This chapter first provides a brief overview of group research as a multilevel problem and then describes more modern approaches to modeling nested data using latent variable models, including multilevel structural equation modeling and latent class analysis. The chapter concludes by addressing conceptual opportunities provided by multilevel latent modeling approaches to group communication.
|Title of host publication
|The Emerald Handbook of Group and Team Communication Research
|Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.
|Number of pages
|Published - Jan 1 2021
- Methodological design
- Multilevel structural equation modeling
- Nested data
- Quantitative analysis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
- General Business, Management and Accounting