I have another question related to the analysis; Instead of creating a new thread, perhaps you might suggest something here?
I am using a complex twolevel model (stratification with 8 strata and a cluster variable).
I have two count dependent measures. I would like to combine them into a latent variable and measure the impact of a level 2 independent on the latent variable (ORF) and then reuse the same ORF variable as the outcome for the within level.
However, I get the error: "A latent variable declared on the within level cannot be used on the between level".
Any further thoughts on how I might accomplish this?
(Am I wrong in thinking that just because an observed dependent can be used on both, that a latent dependent could be used as well? If so, what am I missing?)
You need to have an "f BY..." statement also on Between. In this case, the factor indicators are random intercepts for the count variables. You may or may not want to add equality of loadings across levels.