Markus Riek posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - 10:14 am
Dear Mplus community,
Iíd like to know whether Mplus is able to perform the following analysis before purchase it. After reading the package descriptions on the website I think it should be, but my case combines multiple problems, so finally Iím not completely sure.
The case: I have a big sample (n > 15.000) of complex survey data (with sampling weights per case) and missing values. I want to perform a single level SEM analysis for whole sample. Four Latent Variables based on ordinal indicators (Likert-scales, mostly non-normal distributed) and one dependent Ďlatentí variable based on a binary indicator should be analyzed.
The most important thing is the simultaneous inclusion of the sampling weights and the use of a suitable estimation method for categorical data. The handling of the missing values is a nice to have, as I already did work on that manually and can also use a sample without missing values.