I'm developing a scale for my dissertation project. I need help with how to handle missing data before I start the factor analysis procedure.

Recently I ran a multiple imputation in SPSS (20 iterations). I want to transfer this data into MPLUS to run a factor analysis. I don't know how to tell Mplus this is an imputed data set, or how to prepare data like this. I know Mplus needs tab delimited data.

The new multiple imputed data set contains the original data and 20 copies of data with imputed values.

Any guidance is much appreciated.

  • $\begingroup$ Im confused why this was closed? $\endgroup$ Oct 8, 2022 at 21:54
  • $\begingroup$ Probably because the question concerns implementation as opposed a particular methodological/statistical issue. $\endgroup$ Oct 8, 2022 at 23:12
  • $\begingroup$ @PrestonBotter Thank you! $\endgroup$ Oct 9, 2022 at 4:57
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    $\begingroup$ I found this youtu.be/EmXG2ZGw0GE. Does this help? $\endgroup$ Oct 9, 2022 at 17:21

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I have found this video, which was very helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zftIxv532hE


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