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 Kelly Harper posted on Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:33 pm

I am trying to run a path analysis with two-level data. I was able to transform the data with the widetolong command when the analysis was "basic". However, when I try to run the path analysis (using type = twolevel), I receive the error "DATA LONGTOWIDE is currently not available with TYPE=COMPLEX or TYPE=TWOLEVEL." I wanted to check to see if I cannot use longtowide command with two-level data or if something is wrong in my syntax. Also, could I use this command and type=twolevel with version 8 (I am using version 7)?
 Kelly Harper posted on Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 2:34 pm
here is my syntax:

Data longtowide:
Long = lonely | ns_comp | exp_mean;
Wide = lonely1-lonely3 | ns_comp1-ns_comp3 | exp_mean1-exp_mean3;
IDvariable = ID;
Repetition = TOD (0, 1, 2);

Names are ...;

Usevariables = spp sop lonely2 lonely3 ns_comp1 ns_comp2
exp_mean1 exp_mean2;
useobservations = surveys gt 7 and valid lt 6;
within = ;
between = SPP SOP;
cluster = ID;
MISSING = ALL (-999);

center SPP SOP (grandmean);

Type = twolevel;
estimator = mlr;

exp_mean1 on ns_comp1;
lonely2 on exp_mean1;
exp_mean2 on ns_comp2;
lonely3 on exp_mean2;

ns_comp1 ns_comp2 on spp sop;
exp_mean1 on ns_comp1;
exp_mean2 on ns_comp2;
lonely2 on exp_mean1;
lonely3 on exp_mean2;
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 5:00 pm
See UG ex 9.16. If you want to do twolevel analysis you should use WIDETOLONG, not LONGTOWIDE.

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