#StackBounty: #regression #multilevel-analysis #non-independent Regression with dependent data with low dependence

Bounty: 200

Suppose you have data that is grouped in one way or another and therefore the assumption of independence is suspect. But you look at the intraclass correlation (or autocorrelation) and it is very close to 0 – indicating independence (or, at least, no strong dependence).

In this situation, is there any harm in using a multilevel model anyway (instead of OLS regression)? (e.g. does it lose power?)


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