lamjas posted on Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 8:10 am
I am using TIMSS database and want to do a SEM (e.g., X --> M --> Y).
Y is achievement. In the dataset, however, achievement is represented by five plausible values (say pv1, pv2, pv3, pv4, pv5). I understand that they should not be treated as indicators in the model. I read some threads and it seems that I need to do "multiple imputation" (In Mplus, using Type = Imputation).
However, I am still very confused the appropriate procedures to deal with a SEM model with plausible values as an outcome variable. Could anyone explain step by step in layman terms? Is UG Ex 11.7 exactly the way I use imply on my model (of course, I need to change from LGM to SEM)?