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By *suresh*

Created *03/15/2010 - 04:38*

Mon, 03/15/2010 - 04:38 — suresh [1]

Hello,

I have a set of 4 correlated continuous variables that I have observed, and also a fifth binary observed variable that has an effect on 2 of the 4 continuous variables.

I want to test the hypothesis that a single latent factor plus the fifth binary observed variable are together sufficient to explain the covariance matrix for the 4 correlated continuous variables.

How can I test this in OpenMx ?

Also, what category does this fall under (so I can google for it or look it up in textbooks) ? Is there a place where I could read up on this (ideally with examples from OpenMx, or LISREL or AMOS) ?

Thanks much !!!!!!!!

Suresh

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