anny fenton posted on Wednesday, July 02, 2014 - 11:08 am
I am attempting to run a model with a rate as an outcome. I believe that specifying a binomial distribution with a logit link would be best, but I'm unsure how to specify this distribution in MPlus. Thank you, Anny
You would have to spread out the data and use a two level model. if you have a rate of 2/5 record that as cluster 1 binary cluster 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 etc. if the next observation is 1/3 record this as cluster 2 1 2 0 2 0 2 Then you simply analyze the data as binary two-level data and you can add predictors etc.
anny fenton posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2014 - 8:47 am
Thank you so much for your response. I had two follow up questions: (1) How would I interpret my coefficients? My outcome is a person's estimate of the foreign population size so how might I interpret say a one year change in education? (2) Do you have a suggestion for what estimator I should use? The outcome is a mediator for several outcomes in my SEM which is already clustered at a regional level and so effectively a two level model.