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 Guido Benini posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 5:52 pm
Hi,

We are constructing LCA with dichotomous, ordinal, and interval-level data. One of these could be considered a "count," but the others are three-point scales.

From a statistical perspective, is it is better to enter those as counts, categorical data with distances constrained, or as regular interval-level scales?

Thanks!
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 7:36 pm
I would only put true count variables on the COUNT list. I would put the variables with three-point scales on the CATEGORICAL list if the three points are ordered. If not, I would put them on the NOMINAL list.
 Guido Benini posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 11:55 am
Thanks!
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