Continuous variable only indicator of latent variable

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Continuous variable only indicator of latent variable

Post by gemmafu » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:59 am

In previous messages I clarify my doubt about the composition of a latent variable, which can be formed by a single indicator. But if the latent variable is endogenous, can I use a continuous variable to form this latent variable?
Can an author tell me to justify it?
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Re: Continuous variable only indicator of latent variable

Post by cringle » Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:18 pm

You can use a single-indicator construct; but you need to find a theoretical or conceptual justification.

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Re: Continuous variable only indicator of latent variable

Post by ploylyjung » Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:19 pm

Dear Prof. Christian,
I still don't understand that continuous variables can be used to form latent variables? In one of my latent variable, there are three manifest variables I want to use to form a latent variable. These are continuous, binary, and ordinary variables. Can I use three type of variables to form a latent variable at the same time?

Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Re: Continuous variable only indicator of latent variable

Post by cringle » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:07 pm

No, that's not possible. You need metric or quasi-metric indicator data.

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