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 Joram Nyandat posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 4:27 am
Am trying to run a simple mediator analysis of variables that are nominal(dependent, independent, and mediator). Kindly help me with a syntax that can enable me do this.
In-case I also want to check for interaction between X and Y by another variable, say Z (that is also nominal), do I have to run it separately or can I use Mplus.
Thanks a lot.
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 - 10:54 am
Having a nominal mediator creates an extremely complex analysis. This is discussed in the following paper which is available on the website:

Muthén, B. (2011). Applications of causally defined direct and indirect effects in mediation analysis using SEM in Mplus.
 Joram Nyandat posted on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 7:28 am
Thanks for the quick feedback. I have gone through the article and is indeed complex. One further clarification. Is it the same if the moderator variable is dichotomous?
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Thursday, January 08, 2015 - 11:14 am
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