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posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 11:52 am
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?
Linda K. Muthen
posted on Friday, September 06, 2013 - 1:36 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.
posted on Monday, September 09, 2013 - 5:55 am
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