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Re: st: non-normal ordinal indicators in factor analysis

From   Joseph Coveney <>
To   Statalist <>
Subject   Re: st: non-normal ordinal indicators in factor analysis
Date   Sat, 29 Sep 2007 14:39:49 -0700 wrote:

Does Stata perform alternative estimation methods for a CFA with
severely non-normal ordinal indicators (e.g. Satorra-Bentler, etc.)?


Take a look at Chapter 10, especially, Section 10.3, in A. Skrondal and
S. Rabe-Hesketh, _Generalized Latent Variable Modeling. Multilevel,
Longitudinal and Structural Equation Models_ (Boca Raton, Fla.: Chapman &
Hall/CRC, 2004), to see whether it's along the lines of what you're looking

The confirmatory factor modeling described there can be done with -gllamm-,
a user-written Stata command ( ).

The book can be ordered through StataCorp's online bookstore
( ), which also shows the book's table of
contents with chapter and section titles.

Joseph Coveney

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