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 Star_Lee posted on Monday, August 08, 2005 - 12:33 pm
Dear Muthen,

Hello, I am new in Mplus. But, I try to understand and fix the model using Mplus.
I read lots of papers about Growth Curve analysis. But, every papers depandent variable is contiunous case, but my dataset is a binary depandent. So, could you suggest me how to figure out this case?

We consider that they have a trend between Y(disorder present or absent) and age( eg. 8~18 age, time). Hopefully you can understand this thing. Could you give me your advise?
 bmuthen posted on Monday, August 08, 2005 - 2:28 pm
In the binary case, your growth model considers individual development of the probability of disorder. There are papers on this topic, including my 1996 article which is listed in the reference section on our web site:

Muthén, B. (1996). Growth modeling with binary responses. In A. V. Eye & C. Clogg (Eds.), Categorical Variables in Developmental Research: Methods of Analysis (pp. 37-54). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. (#64)

See also other references given there, including the Raudenbush-Bryk book.

The User's Guide gives examples on how to set this up in Mplus.
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