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 Kim Van Orden posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 1:03 am

I have my notes from the Short courses out in front of me and am still stuck on something...

I was wondering if you briefly suggest how to interpret the modification indices for EFA provided in version 5. I know that the indices are for the residual correlations but am having trouble wrapping my brain around what a high or low value indicates...

thanks in advance for any help you can provide,
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, November 10, 2008 - 2:05 pm
A modification index is the approximate amount chi-square will drop if the parameter is freed.
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