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 Lindsay Demers posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 1:23 pm
I am currently analyzing data using a multivariate outcomes application of HLM (e.g., see Brennan, Kim, Wenz-Gross et al. 1997). However, I would like to apply Bayesian estimation to this model. As I've been running it, the within-subject model looks like this:
yij = b1(outcome 1) + b2(outcome 2) + b3(outcome 3) + r
Where outcomes 1-3 are 0/1 dummy codes and b1-b3 are treated as latent variables. To do this I've been using a known reliability for each of these outcomes calculating the measurement error myself (1-reliability) * observed variance. Also, note that there is no intercept because the model is saturated.
The between-subject model includes one continuous covariate. So, in HLM terms it's:
B1 = G10 + G11(Covariate) + u1j
B2 = G20 + G21(Covariate) + u2j
B3 = G30 + G31(Covariate) + u3j

Although I intend to take the Bayesian short course at UConn, I would like to analyze these data ASAP with Bayesian estimation. Could you please advise me as to what commands I should use in MPlus, given that this is a "special" application of a MLM?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, April 04, 2011 - 2:57 pm
You would use in the ANALYSIS command:

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