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 Claudia Schuchart posted on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 5:31 am
Dear Muthens,
I want to run a twolevel intercept-only- (twolevel) model in order to know the variance of the y-variable at level 2. The y-variable contains missings, so in a first step I did a multiple imputation of missings (example 11.5, user guide 7).

In a second step I tried to use the imputated datasets to run an intercept-only- model. Mplus runs the model without error messages, but I cannot find the output. When I run a simple path analysis the output is displayed without any problems.

Can it be that this stepwise procedure cannot be used for twolevel analyses? Considering this, I tried to include the "data imputation" command in the inp-file for the intercept-only model. However, if I use variables for the imputation that are not needed for the analysis of the model, the variance at level 2 is not displayed.

How can I run a simple intercept-only model using an imputated data set?

Thank you very much in advance for your answer,
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Friday, December 16, 2016 - 5:42 pm
You can look at UG ex 11.8 and modify that for your purposes.

But perhaps you want to use a set of other variables to impute missing on the y variable. In that case, please send your relevant inputs, outputs, and data to Support along with your license number.
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