In the framework of a robustness study on maximum likelihood estimation with LISREL three types of problems are dealt with: nonconvergence, improper solutions, and choice of starting values. The purpose of the paper is to illustrate why and to what extent these problems are of importance for users of LISREL. The ways in which these issues may affect the design and conclusions of robustness research is also discussed.
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Boomsma, A. Nonconvergence, improper solutions, and starting values in lisrel maximum likelihood estimation. Psychometrika 50, 229–242 (1985). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02294248
- maximum likelihood estimation
- starting values
- improper solutions
- Monte Carlo
- small sample results