

Parameterization and standardization 

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Chen, He posted on Sunday, October 17, 2010  4:25 am



Dear Linda, I have 3 questions, thanks a lot! Background: I use MPLUS 5.0, also set BOOTSTRP=1000. 1. Parmeterization: I run a path model with binary variables both influenced by and influence other binary variables. Should I must use "theta"? 2. Standardiezed coefficient: all the varibles in my model are binary. Is it appropriate for me to use "STD estimation" (from the output, only STD and STDYX available)? 3. CI: I also want to report confidence intervals for standardized coefficients. However, there is only standardized coefficients, but no CI or SE in the output. IS this normal? How can I calculate CI or SE? Thank you so much! 


1. Yes. 2. You should use StdY which you can obtain by dividing StdYX by the standard deviation of x. 3. For a model like yours we do not give standard errors of the standardized coefficients so confidence intervals are not available. 

Chen, He posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2010  1:01 pm



Dear Linda, Thanks a lot! 

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