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Multilevel serial mediation
Categorical Data Modeling
posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 1:04 pm
I'm trying to run a multilevel serial mediation with a categorical mediator, like this:
IV (continuous) --> Mediator 1 (dichotomous) --> Mediator 2 (continuous) --> DV (continous)
The multi-level part is because I have days nested within partners nested within couples.
Is there a way to do this without running it as a Bayesian analysis? I think the categorical mediator is forcing it to be a Bayesian analysis.
Any help would be appreciated.
Bengt O. Muthen
posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:38 pm
How many days do you have?
The categorical mediator can be handled by WLSMV using the Theta parameterization; also with twolevel analysis. Bayes is even better (better handling of missing data).
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