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 Katherine Houghton posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 3:37 am
I am conducting a series of GMM analyses and am running across a similar issue each time.
When deciding on the best fit for a model, I use visual criteria as one of my decision points. This usually involves looking at the estimated mean and observed individual values for each latent class.
Recently, I have also started looking at the estimated mean and estimated individual values. Every time I do so, the results are confusing. For example, I have an estimated mean that is flat (starts around 90 points and stays around 90 points across time). Yet the estimated individual values start with a range of 75-104 and show a large decrease over time (ranging from 55 to -20). I am puzzled as to how it is possible that the estimated mean is flat, while the estimated individual values are changing.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:36 am
Please send relevant files to support so we can see what you are doing.
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