Carol posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2006 - 3:29 pm
I am running a cholesky model using twin pairs. I'm trying to compare the full model to a submodel. I'm using MLMV as the estimator and I tried to use the DIFTEST option, but I keep getting the following error:
THE CHI-SQUARE COMPUTATION COULD NOT BE COMPLETED BECAUSE OF A SINGULAR MATRIX.
Can you please speculate as to what might be causing the error and how to get around it?
I should add that I also get a warning that one or more matrices are not positive definite.
I need to compare and see if 2 path coefficients in a structural equation differs.
Let's say I have the following model.
A by A1-A3; B by B1-B3; C by C1-C3; C on A B;
To compare if the size of path between A-C and B-C differs, should I compare the chi-square value of the above model against the chi-square value from the model below?
A by A1-A3; B by B1-B3; C by C1-C3; C on A B(1);
This seems somewhat different from a multiple group analysis wherein one compares the difference in one path regression as a function of a grouping factor. In my case, I am comparing two different path coefficients.
AIC and BIC values are also considered good for the comparison of two models....mplus has already given these values then why there is a need for calculating their values from log likelihood....are these values not effective for MLM? and please suggest me what is the correct formula of calculating their values if we can't consider AIC and Bic values given by output...
There is a discussion in multilevel modeling about whether to use the number of clusters or the number of observations to compute AIC and BIC. Mplus uses the number of observations. If you want the number of clusters, you need to compute AIC and BIC by hand.
Chilla Lee posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 4:01 am
What should I do if I want to compare 3 coefficients at once?
It doesn't generate outcome if I write syntax like;
MODEL TEST: 0 = p1 - p2 0 = p2 - p3 0 - p1 - p3
Is it only way to make 3 runs in order to detect the difference and find out where the differences came from?
(I found that mplus runs the syntax if i write 2 lines of 0 = p1-p2 and 0=p2-p3, but i cannot find where the difference came from just like ANOVA in univariate analysis)