Data Files

Here are all the data sets used in the text, organized by chapter. Also included are computer syntax files, occasionally for Part 1, and consistently for Part 2

The NELS data are used throughout the book and thus have their own zip file. The other data sets are organized by chapter. If there is nothing listed for a chapter that means there are no unique data for it.

All data are stored as zip files. Here is a complete listing of the data sets and other files included in the zipped files: data sets in MR&B2.pdf

And here are the zipped files, by chapter:

NELS data (used throughout the text): MRB2_NELS.zip

Updated 1/30/16: Data dictionary for the NELS file. This is almost 500 pages long, but it includes all the information about each variable in the NELS data file, including the value labels. In word format. nels data dictionary inc value labels edited.docx

Shorter version of the NELS data (updated 5/9/15): These file include only those NELS variables used in examples and exercises. The word file includes information about the various formats, plus Mplus syntax: n=1000,stud & par shorter 5 9 15 update.zip

Part I: Multiple Regression
Chapter 1: Simple (bivariate) regression: MRB2_ch1.zip
Chapter 2: Multiple regression: Introduction: MRB2_ch2.zip
Chapter 3: Multiple regression: More detail: MRB2_ch3.zip
Chapter 4: Three and more independent variables: MRB2_ch4.zip
Chapter 5: Three Types of MR: MRB2_ch5.zip
Chapter 6: Analysis of categorical variables: MRB2_ch6.zip
Chapter 7: Categorical & continuous variables: MRB2_ch7.zip
Chapter 8: Continuous variables: Interactions & curves: MRB2_ch8.zip
Chapter 9: Multiple regression: Summary, further study, and problems: MRB2_ch9.zip (updated 6/30/15)
Chapter 10: Related methods: Logistic regression and multilevel modeling: MRB2_ch10.zip

Part II: Beyond Multiple Regression: Structural Equation Modeling
Chapter 11: Path modeling: Structural equation modeling with measured variables: MRB2_ch11.zip
Chapter 12: Path analysis: Dangers and assumptions: no unique data files
Chapter 13: Analyzing path models using SEM programs: MRB2_ch13.zip
Chapter 14: Error: The scourge of research: no unique data files
Chapter 15: Confirmatory factor analysis I: MRB2_ch15.zip
Chapter 16: Putting it all together: Introduction to latent variable SEM: MRB2_ch16.zip
Chapter 17: Latent variable models: More advanced topics: MRB2_ch17.zip
Chapter 18: Latent means in SEM: MRB2_ch18.zip
Chapter 19: Confirmatory factor analysis II: Invariance and latent means: MRB2_ch19.zip
Chapter 20: Latent growth models: MRB2_ch20.zip
Chapter 21: Summary: Path analysis, CFA, SEM, and latent growth models

Appendices
Appendix A: Data files: See NELS data
Appendices B: Review of basic statistics concepts: MRB2_App_Basics.zip
Appendix C: Partial and semipartial correlation: MRB2_App_Partial.zip