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Nonconvergence, improper solutions, and starting values in lisrel maximum likelihood estimation


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  • Anne Boomsma
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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Psychometrika.

    Volume (Year): 50 (1985)
    Issue (Month): 2 (June)
    Pages: 229-242

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:psycho:v:50:y:1985:i:2:p:229-242

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    Keywords: maximum likelihood estimation; LISREL; Davidon-Fletcher-Powell; starting values; nonconvergence; improper solutions; robustness; Monte Carlo; small sample results;


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    1. David Rindskopf, 1983. "Parameterizing inequality constraints on unique variances in linear structural models," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 48(1), pages 73-83, March.
    2. Donald Rubin & Dorothy Thayer, 1982. "EM algorithms for ML factor analysis," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 47(1), pages 69-76, March.
    3. Sik-Yum Lee, 1980. "Estimation of covariance structure models with parameters subject to functional restraints," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 45(3), pages 309-324, September.
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