I was interested to run a path analysis comparing males versus females. I am also using complex weights and I wasn't sure how to write the syntax. I have a PSU, Stratum and the sampling weight...is the syntax below correct? I wasn't sure what to consider PSU and stratum.
VARIABLE: NAMES ARE v1 v2 v3 v4 v5; USEVARIABLES ARE v1 v2 v3 v4 v5; WEIGHT IS v2; (is this the sampling weight from my data set?) STRATIFICATION IS v4 (is this the PSU?) CLUSTER IS v5 (is this the stratum?)
ANALYSIS: TYPE IS COMPLEX; ESTIMATOR IS MLR; ITERATIONS = 1000; CONVERGENCE = 0.00005;
I know the model part but just wanted to make sure I had the weighting part correct. Thank you.
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I am using MLR and SB factor to compare models. I read somewhere that the fit indices also need to be adjusted as well. I looked on your website but I only found the calculation for the adjusted chi-square. Do you know if there is and where I could find the calculations for the other fit indices (CFI, RMSEA, etc)? Thank you.
I am conducting a path analysis with multiple group comparison. I know I have to report the unstandardized coefficients as opposed to the standardized ones but could you explain to me why that is? Also could you maybe provide me with a reference or two where I can learn more about this issue? Thank you.
The basic issue with standardized coefficients in multiple group analysis is that for raw coefficients that are constrained to be equal across groups, the standardized coefficients are not equal because the standardization uses group-specific information. For more information, Google Sander Greenland who has written on this topic.