Hello, We would like to know whether the MPML estimation method is automatically applied in Mplus if we run a multilevel model using Monte Carlo simulated data and specify a cluster sampling design with weights. We cannot find a possibility to predefine this estimation method in the user guide. The method is described in Asparouhov, T. & Muthén, B., 2006. General multi-level modeling with sampling weights. Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods, 35(3), 439-460.) Kind regards, Caroline & Sabine
We figured out a way how to generate and attach weights to the datasets originated from Monte Carlo. Then, we analyzed these datasets in various multilevel models (specifying clusters and weights). The output gives "Estimator = MLR". We would like to know in what circumstances the MPML estimation method would be applied or how we can specify that Mplus would use this method for estimation.