Anonymous posted on Sunday, August 07, 2005 - 7:31 am
I have data that is in a two level structure, children nested within families.
The variable of interest is latent with 3 indicators. The indicators are censored at the bottom (ie, zero inflated).
However, when I attempt to run the two level SEM model in Mplus, I get the following message:
*** ERROR in Analysis command TYPE=TWOLEVEL is not available when outcomes are censored, unordered categorical (nominal), or count variables.
So, may this be an error on my part in the model commands?
Or if not, could you offer a suggestion as to how to go about using the censored command while still taking into account the nesting structure of the data?
Thank you for your time.
bmuthen posted on Monday, August 08, 2005 - 1:24 pm
No, not an error on your part. It is simply the case that the current Mplus version does not cover 2-level censored analysis. You can, however, use type=complex to correct your SEs for the nested data structure.