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 Anthony Mancini posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 2:50 pm
I am conducting an LGMM with a longitudinal dataset that includes both individuals (N = 50) and siblings (N = 225) within families (about 75).

My analysis is focused on the individual level, but I am obviously concerned about the non-independence of some of the data.

Is it required that I use a multi-level LGM model here?

Any help is greatly appreciated.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 10:52 am
See the introduction to Chapter 9 of the Mplus User's Guide where two approaches for non-independence of observations are discussed.
 Anthony Mancini posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 2:10 pm
Okay, thanks very much!
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