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

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 within-level only. That is, I don't want to include a between-level 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 between-level model? If not what would you suggest?

 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, January 30, 2006 - 8:10 am
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
 Bryn Spielvogel posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 1:40 pm
Regarding the above q&a, is using the CLUSTER command insufficient for addressing the clustered nature of the data?
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 5:24 pm
There are 2 ways to analyze the data with the Cluster command:

Type = Complex, which estimates a single-level model, adjusting the SEs to be correct under clustering

Type = Twolevel, which estimates a 2-level model (with correct SEs).
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