Tony Reed posted on Monday, August 01, 2011 - 4:08 am
Dear Dr. Muthen,
I am still learning multilevel CFA and multilevel SEM. Yet there is one thing I read from papers that confused me with what the Mplus manuals presented.
Specifically, I read about papers applying multilevel SEM, in which they reported CFI, TLI, RMSEA, and SRMR. But, in the Mplus manual sample codes and results (e.g., 9.10 or 9.8), none of these were reported.... So, is it possible to request such model fit indices through multilevel SEM or not?
Also, I saw researchers report RMSEA/SRMR while specifying it's for between or within level. Is that correct?
Jinxin ZHU posted on Friday, February 05, 2016 - 6:12 pm
Dear Prof. Muthen,
Thank you so much for your prompt reply.
Ben posted on Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 7:22 am
Dear Prof. Muthen, Thanks for the great product and service. I am new to Mplus and bought it for one purpose, to run Multilevel (2 level) SEM. Most of my IVs are latent variables (categorical) and I have two interactions between latent variables also as IVs. I have 4 DVs that are all categorical. I am using MLR as estimator.I run the program with no issue except RMSEA is nowhere to be found. Back in 1999, you mentioned that it would be added for multilevel modeling. I have the latest version. Is there anyway to obtain RMSEA. Thanks in advance.
If you have categorical factor indicators and are using maximum likelihood estimation, chi-square and related fit statistics are not available. These are available only when means, variances, and covariances are sufficient statistics for model estimation.