In this post I shows a quite intuitive manner of displaying explained variance of multilevel models using line charts.

For the best of my knowledge, there is no a default plot for displaying the effect of a factor on the deviance of multilevel models; so this is going to be a tentative for showing such a statistic in my ongoing dissertation.

The following values were obtained using multilevel models performed in R (thanks for nlme and lme4 packages). Basically, this chart shows the declining variance for each level when each independent parameter is included in the model. You can find the full script below the chart.