Xu, Man posted on Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:36 am
Hello, I found some small differences between the model parameter estimates from a typical SEM and a SEM model with TYPE=COMPLEX. I thought the only difference should be between standard errors. Is this normal? or could there be something wrong with the models I specified? Thank you!
Xu, Man posted on Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 8:18 am
Sorry, I was comparing results from Amos and results from the same model with type=complex in Mplus. I re-run the analysis in Mplus without type=complex and the parameter estimates are exactly the same. I guess it's normal that the result from Mplus is a little different from Amos, is it?
There may be slight differences in parameter estimates due to different convergence criteria. If you send the two full outputs and your license number to email@example.com, I can take a look at them.
Xu, Man posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 2:44 pm
Thank you. I am not too worried though. The data in Amos has missing data in it, whereas the data I used for Mplus are multiply imputated datasets. So it should be normal to have some small discrepencies...