imxWlsStandardErrors {OpenMx}R Documentation

Calculate Standard Errors for a WLS Model

Description

This is an internal function used to calculate standard errors for weighted least squares models.

Usage

imxWlsStandardErrors(model)

Arguments

model

An MxModel object with acov (WLS) data

Details

The standard errors for models fit with maximum likelihood are related to the second derivative (Hessian) of the likelihood function with respect to the free parameters. For models fit with weighted least squares a different expression is required. If J is the first derivative (Jacobian) of the mapping from the free parameters to the unique elements of the expected covariance, means, and threholds, V is the weight matrix used, W is the inverse of the full weight matrix, and U= V J (J' V J)^{-1}, then the asymptotic covariance matrix of the free parameters is

Acov(θ) = U' W U

with U' indicating the transpode of U.

Value

A named list with components

SE

The standard errors of the free parameters

Cov

The full covariance matrix of the free parameters. The square root of the diagonal elements of Cov equals SE.

Jac

The Jacobian computed to obtain the standard errors.

References

M. W. Browne. (1984). Asymptotically Distribution-Free Methods for the Analysis of Covariance Structures. British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 37, 62-83.

F. Yang-Wallentin, K. G. Jöreskog, & H. Luo. (2010). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Ordinal Variables with Misspecified Models. Structural Equation Modeling, 17, 392-423.


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