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 mlg posted on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 11:49 pm
Hello,

1) Can population average (marginal) models be specified in Mplus rather than conditional RE models?

I'm collecting cross sectional data for individuals (i=100) clustered within neighborhoods (j=40). I'm interested in group effects on individual outcomes and since I won't have variability within a neighborhood at the group level variable, I was looking at using marginal models.

2) Can a variable for the group (ambient air pollution concentrations) be used as a mediator of two individual level variables in the model? Individual measurements are not possible.

Thanks!
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:25 am
Why not do a 2-level model with cluster=neighborhood? You specify group level variables on the Between= list.

Mediational modeling can be done in 2-level model where cluster-level variables are mediators for the between-level component of individual-level variables.
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