# Estimating HLM Models Using SPSS Menus: Part 3

Jeremy Albright

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### Note: For a fuller treatment, download our series of lectures Hierarchical Linear Models.

#### Random Coefficient Model

Next, R&B present a model in which student-level SES is included instead of average SES, and they treat the slope of student SES as random. One complication is that R&B present results after group-mean centering student SES. Group-mean centering means that the average SES for each student’s school is subtracted from each student’s individual SES. To complete the group-mean centering, subtract meanses from each ses variable. Go to Transform > Compute Variable.

knitr::include_graphics("../images/hlm-spss-13.jpg", error = FALSE)