Mplus is a rather expensive stats program that leaves, well, just about everything to the imagination. But hell, the imagination can be nearly boundless and unquenchable at times, so you need a powerful program to match it. Mplus is just that program and is typically my go-to for more advanced data analyses. If you can get your hands on a copy or have access to a computer that has it, it is well worth learning and can be learned quickly because it truly is intuitive and straightforward.
On this page I will provide resources introducing the basics to Mplus and gradually add material over time for more advanced topics.
Technical Reasons to Use Mplus:
- Ability to run a host of analyses such as multiple regression, path analysis, EFA, CFA, multilevel models, longitudinal models, latent profile analysis and more.
- Can work with observed and latent variables (or both — you can use observed variables in SEM with Mplus!), as well as continuous, categorical, count, and censored variables.
- Numerous estimators are available to use, so Frequentists and Bayesians will all be happy
The Rudimentary Model Commands:
Conditional, Indirect, and Conditional Indirect Effects in Mplus:
Moderation [coming soon]
Mediation [coming soon]
Moderated Mediation [coming soon]
Factor Analyses in Mplus
Exploratory Factor Analysis [coming soon]
Confirmatory Factor Analysis [coming soon]
Path Analysis in Mplus
Path Analysis [coming soon]
Structural Equation Modeling
Structural Equation modeling [coming soon]
Multilevel factor analysis [coming eventually]
Multilevel path analysis [coming eventually]
Multilevel Structural Equation Modeling [coming eventually]