# r2MLM

*r2MLM* R function description:

This function reads in raw data and multilevel model (MLM) parameter estimates and outputs all relevant * *measures and barchart decompositions. That is, when predictors are cluster-mean-centered, all R-squareds in Table 1 and decompositions in Figure 1 are outputted (see Rights & Sterba, in press). When predictors are not cluster-mean-centered, the total R-squareds from Table 5, as well as barchart decompositions are outputted. Any number of level-1 and/or level-2 predictors is supported. Any of the level-1 predictors can have random slopes.

Rights, J.D.,** **& Sterba, S.K. (in press). Quantifying explained variance in multilevel models: An integrative framework for defining R-squared measures. *Psychological Methods.*

*r2MLM* R function input:

*data *– Dataset with rows denoting observations and columns denoting variables

*within_covs* – List of numbers corresponding to the columns in the dataset of the level-1 predictors used in the MLM (if none used, set to NULL)

*between_covs* – List of numbers corresponding to the columns in the dataset of the level-2 predictors used in the MLM (if none used, set to NULL)

*random_covs* – List of numbers corresponding to the columns in the dataset of the level-1 predictors that have random slopes in the MLM (if no random slopes, set to NULL)

*gamma_w* – Vector of fixed slope estimates for all level-1 predictors, to be entered in the order of the predictors listed by *within_covs *(if none, set to NULL)

*gamma_b* – Vector of fixed intercept estimate (if applicable; see has_intercept below) and fixed slope estimates for all level-2 predictors, to be entered intercept first (if applicable) followed by level-2 slopes in the order listed by *between_covs *(if none, set to NULL)

*Tau* – random effect covariance matrix; note that the first row/column denotes the intercept variance and covariances (if intercept is fixed, set all to 0) and each subsequent row/column denotes a given random slope’s variance and covariances (to be entered in the order listed by *random_covs*)

*sigma2* – level-1 residual variance

*has_intercept* – if set to TRUE, the first element of *gamma_b* is assumed to be the fixed intercept estimate; if set to FALSE, the first element of *gamma_b *is assumed to be the first fixed level-2 predictor slope; set to TRUE by default

*clustermeancentered *– if set to TRUE, all level-1 predictors (indicated by the *within_covs* list) are assumed to be cluster-mean-centered and function will output all decompositions; if set to FALSE, function will output only total decompositions (see Description above); set to TRUE by default

*r2MLM*** R function code and example input:**

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