Many thanks to Rutgers University Spanish and Portuguese Department ( for asking me to come talk about multilevel models. I enjoyed talking to the group, meeting Twitter friends in real life!, and I am especially impressed by what their department is doing in what is often considered a qualitative science.

I used RStudio’s Cloud to share a workspace with all the materials, packages, and other information you might need. I built the slide show using markdown, so that people could watch the slides and/or take their own notes. You can find the information here: You will need a cloud account (free), but then you can save the materials to your own workspace and edit it to your liking.

Thoughts on cloud:

Here’s the links to the videos I recorded during that time - as usual I make dumb jokes and wander around a lot but the new microphone I have seems to have picked up the sound much better than my previous one. Win!