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 Vidhu Thaker posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 3:12 am
Dear Linda and Bengt,

We would like to perform EFA on eating behavior data collected from 3 different centers. What is the best way to account for the variability across centers?

The number of subjects from the centers are
1) n=960
2) n= 204
3) n = 78
Will the estimate be highly weighed by the larger center? Is there a way to prevent this?
Thank you
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 2:26 pm
Q1: Use ESEM (see UG), either in a multiple-group setting or using dummy variables to represent the centers.

Q2: Yes.

Q3: No, unless you want to randomly sample from the first/large center.
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