Various values in a model and their analysis

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sajadmousavi
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Various values in a model and their analysis

Post by sajadmousavi » Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:26 am

Dear

What happens when we have various scales of Likert for variables in a model?
For example, variable 1 has 3 categories, variable 2 has 4 categories, and variable 5 has 10 categories. How can we analyze all together?

Thanks,
Seyed

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Re: Various values in a model and their analysis

Post by cringle » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:28 pm

You want to use metric or quasi-metric (eg. interval scale) variables as indicators in the model.

You could use categorical variables as moderators or as grouping variables for a multi-group analysis.

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Christian

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