(a)Family ID 1 have 3 Siblings. (b)Each siblings have response. About disorde present/absent in 4times. (c)family and sub Siblings have a strong correlate and sub ID and each wave have a strong correlate.
To consider they have a trend between Y (Disorder present or absent) and waves.
Now, I consider two kinds of model. Like a Growth Curve model or Multilevel model. But not sure. Yes! I look the Ex9.13 (Version 3.12)But my dataset and this example dataset is different.
Hopefully you can understand this thing. Could you give me your clear and good advice?
* One more Question.
I am really really new person in Mplus. So, even if I see the output, it is too difficult to me to understand. What's mean ...etcs., could you recommand something? I tried to read the Reference papers, but they still don't have enough explain about output. Seriously, need to help.
Thank you so much.
bmuthen posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 1:02 pm
You are right that ex9.13 is a good example to follow. Your data structure suits this example. Your cluster variable ("CLUS = ") is family. Each cluster has 3 members (the 3 siblings). You have 5 u variables (5 time points). You have no x or w variables. To study this topic you can read books such as Raudenbush-Bryk or Boskers-Snijder and for Mplus-oriented material you can watch my multilevel web movie, or come to our short courses in Virginia in Nov.
Anonymous posted on Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 10:15 pm
Thank you so much for your answer. I have more Questions.
(1) You said, each cluster has 3 members. But, each cluster has the different members. But, is it fine??
(2) Yes! I don't have x and w variables. But, I confuse the define x and w variables. So, could you say to me about definition? Because, I think I wil must consider about the subject and waves relations.
(3) If I still don't have a x and w variables, it is fine?
(4) I can't fine the Raudenbush-Bryk or Boskersisnijer books. So,if it is not bother you, could you tell me the book name?
(5) If I have a time, I will go this short courses.
bmuthen posted on Thursday, August 11, 2005 - 10:58 am