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Stas Kolenikov <skolenik@gmail.com> |

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Re: st: Use of polychoricpca with imputed data |

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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 12:32:55 -0500 |

It is not going to work out satisfactorily. -polychoric- is not an estimation command, in the sense of producing proper -e(b)- and -e(V)- matrices that -mim- could pick up. A reasonable way to proceed would be to write your own -program, eclass- that would accept [pw] and [if] conditions (that -mim- uses), would run -polychoricpca- on the sample it receives, and use it in a further estimation command such as -regress- (which would still produce underestimated standard errors that won't account for sampling variability in the predicted scores). If you want to get some sort of averaged scores, you can try -category(manip)-, although I am not entirely sure what the interpretation of the results would be. If you would explain the analytic purpose of your exercise, may be I'd come up with better suggestions. I've been meaning to rewrite -polychoric- as a wrapper for -cmp-, so that it would produce appropriate standard errors (which ain't rocket science given how much work David Roodman put into his wonderful package). Whether I will ever do that is an open question. On Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 5:31 AM, Francesca Pesola <PesolaF@cardiff.ac.uk> wrote: > I have imputed my dataset using the 'mi ice' command in Stata 11 and I would like to run a principal component analysis, using the 'polychoricpca' command, on the imputed data. I am interested in saving the extracted component to the dataset to use it in my analyses. > > I used mim2: polychoricpca varlist, pw score(outcome) nscore(3) > > > But I received the following message: > > command polychoricpca not recognised by mim; try specifying category option > r(198); > > > How can I specify the category option? > Cheers, > Francesca > > * > * For searches and help try: > * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search > * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq > * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ -- Stas Kolenikov, also found at http://stas.kolenikov.name Small print: I use this email account for mailing lists only. * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

**References**:**st: Use of polychoricpca with imputed data***From:*Francesca Pesola <PesolaF@cardiff.ac.uk>

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