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 rick gibbon posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 2:17 pm
I am running an SEM using ML estimator. One of the paths in the model is not significant in the MODEL RESULTS. It is close to the borderline (p=0.058). However, this path is significant in the STANDARDIZED MODEL RESULTS (STDYX Standardization). The p value is 0.026. Can I report the standardized result? Is there a general rule on which one should be reported? Thanks a lot for any guidance.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, May 03, 2012 - 5:39 pm
You should report either raw or standardized results not a combination of both. The difference in significance is due to raw and standardized parameters having different sampling distributions. When you are doing so many tests at the same time, you should be conservative in your interpretation.
 gibbon lab posted on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 12:41 am
Hi Professor Muthen,

Is there a paper or book where I can find the exact formula/equations that are used to generate the standardized results? Thanks a lot.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, June 04, 2012 - 11:46 am
See Technical Appendix 3 on the website and the STANDARDIZED option in the user's guide.
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