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 ting hlin posted on Wednesday, June 08, 2011 - 7:42 pm
Hi:
i have a Category independent variable area (1=urban, 2 rural, 3 other), i run the models treating the variables as continuous varaibes, it converged, but i have trouble interpreting the results. then i tried 2 (1 v.s. 2 & 3) or 3 categories dummy coding for variables "area", it did not converge. i have specified number of iterations already.
how should i handling the probelm?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, June 09, 2011 - 6:41 am
For a nominal variable with three categories, you should create two dummy variables.
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