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 cathy labrish posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 12:47 pm
Hello. I am using Mplus version 5.2 to run a simulation study comparing use of product moment correlations to use of polychoric correlations in EFA for categorical data. I am able to successfully, using your new instructions, run my simulations using Mplus with the monte carlo option for polychoric EFA using WLSMV as the estimator. However, I wish to use ULS as the estimator when using product moment correlations, as opposed to ML. When I attempt to do so, using the monte carlo option, Mplus gives me a warning message and then reverts back to ML as the method of estimation. Is there anyway I can get Mplus to use ULS in this situation?

 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, April 07, 2009 - 6:06 pm
ULS is not available for ESEM models for continuous outcomes.
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