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 Carol Barry posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 11:07 am
Dr. Muthen,

I am a graduate student using Mplus for growth modeling. My data are nonnormal, so I am using MLM estimation in order to obtain the S-B adjusted chi-square and standard errors.

First, are the fit indices (in particular, the CFI and the RMSEA) reported in the output the S-B adjusted fit indices?

Second, I want to examine the standardized residuals for both the means and covariances to assess local fit/misfit. I realize I can only obtain standardized residuals using ML, MLR, or MLF estimation. To get around this, I re-ran my models using MLR (noting that the fit indices and standard errors changed only very slightly from the MLM estimation) and examined these standardized residuals. Is there any way to obtain standardized residuals using MLM estimation and, if not, is the approach I took appropriate?

Thank you in advance.
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 12:00 pm
Yes on your first question.

MLR is an appropriate approach here - it also handles missing data.
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