Fisher Information Matrix in MCFA ana... PreviousNext
Mplus Discussion > Multilevel Data/Complex Sample >
Message/Author
 Andreas Richter posted on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 12:00 pm
Hello,
i am running a multilevel CFA, with 177 individuals nested in 34 teams. The output does not provide me with model test statistics, and the error message I get is the one below. I do not understand what to change in my syntax.
Could you help me here please?
Many thanks in advance, and best,
Andreas


THE MODEL ESTIMATION DID NOT TERMINATE NORMALLY DUE TO AN ILL-CONDITIONED
FISHER INFORMATION MATRIX. CHANGE YOUR MODEL AND/OR STARTING VALUES.

THE MODEL ESTIMATION DID NOT TERMINATE NORMALLY DUE TO A NON-POSITIVE
DEFINITE FISHER INFORMATION MATRIX. THIS MAY BE DUE TO THE STARTING VALUES
BUT MAY ALSO BE AN INDICATION OF MODEL NONIDENTIFICATION. THE CONDITION
NUMBER IS -0.172D-16.

THE STANDARD ERRORS OF THE MODEL PARAMETER ESTIMATES COULD NOT BE
COMPUTED. THIS IS OFTEN DUE TO THE STARTING VALUES BUT MAY ALSO BE
AN INDICATION OF MODEL NONIDENTIFICATION. CHANGE YOUR MODEL AND/OR
STARTING VALUES. PROBLEM INVOLVING PARAMETER 36.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, May 17, 2010 - 2:39 pm
Please send the full output and your license number to support@statmodel.com.
Back to top
Add Your Message Here
Post:
Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and moderators may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action: