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Anonymous posted on Monday, January 30, 2006  5:26 am



Hello, I have a quick question. I have a dataset that has a complex design (i.e., weights and clustering). I want to develop a path model at the withinlevel only. That is, I don't want to include a betweenlevel model, but I want to take my clustering into account. Will Mplus allow me to include my cluster variable in a type=twolevel model without specifying a betweenlevel model? If not what would you suggest? Thanks 


You can do that. I think you need to include %BETWEEN% in the MODEL command but don't specify a model after it. You could also use TYPE=COMPLEX; 

anonymous posted on Monday, January 30, 2006  2:06 pm



Thank you 


Regarding the above q&a, is using the CLUSTER command insufficient for addressing the clustered nature of the data? 


There are 2 ways to analyze the data with the Cluster command: Type = Complex, which estimates a singlelevel model, adjusting the SEs to be correct under clustering Type = Twolevel, which estimates a 2level model (with correct SEs). 

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