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 Jason Downer posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 11:42 am
I have a question about the USEOBSERVATIONS command and its interaction with ESTIMATOR =MLR. If I use the ESTIMATOR= MLR will the program still only select the cases under USEOBSERVATIONS to use for the analysis? Currently, when I combine these two commands, the output indicates that the # of observations is equal to my entire sample and not the selected cases.

Also, the variable that I am using as the selection variable for the USEOBSERVATIONS is not included anywhere else in the model and I am getting a warning that this variable is not correlated with any other variables in the model. Will this affect my model fit?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, June 24, 2011 - 1:40 pm
USEOBSERVATIONS selects a subset of observations for the analysis. The number of observations should reflect this. It is not dependent on the estimator used. I would need to see your output, data, and license number at to say more.
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