Hi, I conducted a cross-lagged path analysis in Mplus
1. A reviewer is saying that, when testing a model without latent variables (path analysis), fit indices are about useless. What do you think? Is it supported by research?
2. Also, we wanted to control for the effects of demographics variables. We included pathways between the demographics and T1 variables, but the reviewers says we should have included the links from demographics to T2 variables instead. What do you think?