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 sharon su posted on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 5:31 am
Hello ~

I have a set of categorical(binary) data,
but I don't know whether ex5.2 or ex5.5 should I use?
What's the difference between the two analysis method(ex5.2 & ex5.5)? Do they have different link function assumption?

Thanks ~
 Linda K. Muthen posted on Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 10:56 am
5.2 uses weighted least squares estimation and probit regression. 5.5 uses maximum likelihood estimation and logistic regression.
 Gaye Ildeniz posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 5:09 am
Hello,

I am using CFA with WLSMV and if I'm correct, theoretically I am carrying out an IRT. Because I use mac, I do not get the plots of the estimated model. However, I also do not get any information on the item discrimination and item difficulties in the output. Is this due to having mac or something missing in my input:


VARIABLE: CATEGORICAL = ALL;

NAMES = dw1-dw36;

USEVARIABLES = dw1 dw2 dw3 dw4 !dw5
dw6 !dw7 dw8
dw9 dw10 dw11 dw12
dw13 dw14 dw15 !dw16
dw17 dw18
dw19 dw20 dw21 dw22
dw23 dw24 dw25 dw26
dw27 dw28 !dw29
dw30 dw31 !dw32
dw33 dw34 dw35 dw36;

ANALYSIS: ESTIMATOR IS WLSMV;

MODEL: f1 BY dw1 dw2 dw3 dw4 dw6;
f2 BY dw17 dw18 dw19 dw20 dw21 dw22 dw23;
f3 BY dw9 dw10 dw11 dw12 dw13 dw14 dw15;
f4 BY dw24 dw25 dw26 dw27 dw28 dw30 dw31 dw33 dw34 dw35 dw36;
dw4 WITH dw6;
dw20 WITH dw21;

OUTPUT: sampstat standardized modindices (all) tech4 res;
PLOT: TYPE = PLOT3;

Thank you.
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 5:18 pm
The printed output is not different for Mac and Window.

We have a FAQ on this which explains that with multiple factors, IRT essentially uses the Mplus parameterization:

IRT parameterization using Mplus thresholds
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