to an original experimental design to explore the role of the interviewee's position in the interview hierarchy, and of interviewees' sex and race in shaping the President's perception of their views on multiculturalism. Our first objective was to determine whether, and if so, how, the interviewers' race and sex are associated with the President's perception of the interviewees' attitudes towards multiculturalism. It is important to note that an interviewee's race and sex are good descriptors of their position in the interview hierarchy, rather than of their race or sex. Race and sex are two separate factors, each of which may or may not affect the interviewers' evaluation of the interviewees' views of multiculturalism. The interviewees' sex and race were therefore included in two mixed-effects models in which their views on multiculturalism and their interviewers' sex and race were the main sources of variation: a hierarchical model testing the effects of the interviewees' position in the interview hierarchy, and a random effects model testing the effects of the interviewees' sex and race. The hierarchical model's functions included the main interviewers' position in the hierarchy, the interviewees' sex, and the interviewees' race. Sex and race were also included as factors in the random effects model. In both models, interviewer sex, interviewees' hierarchy position, and interviewees' sex and interviewees' race were all included as main effects. Gender and interviewers' race were included in both models as random factors. In addition, the interview effects were coded as a fixed effect and coded as as fixed and random within the interviewer fixed factors.
Results showed that interviewers' race and sex tended to have a negative influence on the interviewees' views on multiculturalism. Specifically, interviewers' race was associated with a negative view of multiculturalism in the hierarchical model. The interaction of the interviewers' race and hierarchy position was also associated with a negative view of multiculturalism in the hierarchical model. d2c66b5586