Date: Sat, 29 Jan 2005 00:15:58 0500
ReplyTo: Jeffrey Miller <millerjeffm@HOTMAIL.COM>
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From: Jeffrey Miller <millerjeffm@HOTMAIL.COM>
Subject: SPSS growth model problem
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Hi all,
I am running into a simple unconditional growth model but keep running into
the same problem. My dependent variable is continuous. There are no level2
predictors. The level1 predictor is time with 5 levels. The levels are
years (e.g., 2000, 2001) and I am centering such that the first year is 0 in
order to make the intercept meaningful. I get reasonable parameter estimates
for the intercept and time. The level1 variance and the covariance are
fine, but I get 0 for the level2 variance and the message "This covariance
parameter is redundant".
Below is my code:
title "Unconditional Growth Model".
mixed y_var with center_time
/print=solution
/method=ml
/fixed = center_time
/random intercept center_time  subject(id) covtype(un).
execute.
Any ideas,
Jeff Miller
