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 Aaron Elkins posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 2:05 am
Is it possible to produce factor scores for the within level of a multilevel EFA? Based on some of the discussion in other threads I attempted to recreate my model using EFA in an SEM framework, however I receive this error:

EFA factors are not allowed with TYPE=TWOLEVEL.

If this is not possible, what would be the best way to approximate the factor scores for the within level? I wanted to perform some basic ANOVAs to see if their are differences between groups on the factors.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 3:40 pm
This is not currently possible. We will add it to our list of things to add to the program.

The only thing you can do is a TWOLEVEL CFA to obtain the factor scores you want.
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