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 Daniel posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2005 - 1:53 pm
I ran a SEM with a combination of categorical and continuous indicator variables. I tested for several indirect effects with and without bootstrapping. Without bootstrapping, two out of three of my specific indirect effects were significant, p < .05, and the other wasn't close. With bootstrapping, however, one of the key paths was significant, p < .05, and the other was significant, p < .10. Which result is more valid, if such a thing exists, when modeling with continuous and categorical indicator variables, bootstrapping or not bootstrapping?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Saturday, November 12, 2005 - 11:55 pm
What is your sample size?
 Daniel posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 2:41 pm
Sorry it took sssso long to get back, but this analysis was put on hold for a while. The sample size is 868.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 4:38 pm
Hmm. I think you should send your input, data, output, and license number at support@statmodel.com so we can see exactly what you are finding.
 Daniel posted on Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 6:11 pm
Ok, it's on the way
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