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 Hana Johnson posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 1:59 pm
I just took an mplus class last week and am trying to run MODEL INDIRECT with binary x, z, and y using Y MOD M Z (low, high, increment) XZ X; First, I ran it without defining my DV as categorical and it ran but I did not get odds ratios. Then I tried defining the DV as categorical and I received an error "The MOD statement is only allowed with estimators ML, MLF, MLR, MLM and MLMV." How can I run this so it recognizes my binary DV? Also, since my z is binary, I just typed in (-1, 1, 1) in parentheses for my Z but is this correct? It looks like mplus recognizes the first 2 numbers as standard deviations? Thanks!
 Bengt O. Muthen posted on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 6:10 pm
Answers to your 2 questions:

Q1. Say

Estimator = MLR;

Q2. The low/high of the (low, high, increment) statement should give the range of interest for Z. So if Z is scored 0/1 you should say (0,1,1) to get only those 2 values.
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