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 Bradley Bergey posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 3:39 am
Drs. Muthen,

I have a path model in which the dependent variable is nominal (with 6 non-ordered categories). Mplus error messages led me to believe that INTEGRATION=MONTECARLO was necessary for such a model. When I run the model with INTEGRATION=MONTECARLO, no fit statistics are calculated.

What is the best way to assess the fit of such a model?

Thank you for your help.

Bradley
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 11:34 am
There are no absolute fit statistics available when means, variances, and covariances are not sufficient statistics for model estimation. In these cases, nested models can be compared using -2 times the loglikelihood difference which is distributed as chi-square.
 Bradley Bergey posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 5:14 pm
Thank you.
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