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 Vlad posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 7:32 am
I have conducted FA and results shows that 2 factors are enough to explain all variables. Then I would like to estimate LCA. But I have questions:
1)Should I specify 1 or 2 categorical variables?
2)If 2 cat.variables then what statistics, except criteria, should I use to decide the proper number of classes for each cat.variable(LMR and Bootstrapped LR tests are not availble any more)?
3)Can be you recommend me paper for LCA with 2 cat.variables?

 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, October 29, 2009 - 9:26 am
I would use one categorical latent variable and look at different numbers of classes for that variable. You should look at BIC, TECH14, TECH11, loglikelihood etc. and theory.
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