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 Shandra Forrest-Bank posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 1:23 pm
I have been conducting EFAs in Mplus7. What is the default handling for missing data with categorical variables? (Missing=blank) I thought it was listwise but read somewhere in the blog that it is FIML. I want to be clear for this version of the software and anything else you think I should make sure I justify for this method when reporting. THANK YOU
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Monday, April 07, 2014 - 4:08 pm
If you are using ML or MLR, it in FIML. If you are using WLSMV, it is pairwise present. The default estimator for categorical outcomes is usually WLSMV. Check your output.
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