[R-meta] Question about MASEM with categorical predictors
Catia Oliveira
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Sun Nov 13 03:59:44 CET 2022
Thank you both for replying to my question.
@Mike Cheung <mikewlcheung using nus.edu.sg> The categorical variable represents
sex, so only female and male. We aim to include only studies that have
reported all the predictors of interest in the meta-analysis, so we are not
anticipating missing data. It is unclear whether we will have access to the
raw data for all studies, as we will not be able to know until we start
going through the literature, but first, we need to preregister the
meta-analysis. However, we are trying to anticipate all situations. I have
read about the work you have done with Susanne Jak, but it is not clear
whether I could include categorical variables using that approach. It also
seems to require a lot of data, which may not be our case.
If we have access to the raw data and are able to fit the model on each
dataset, do you have any suggestions for how to better analyse it? From
what I've read it seems that we could analyse each factor loading on its
own and run a meta-regression, would that be reasonable?
Thank you.
Best wishes,
Catia
On Sun, 13 Nov 2022 at 01:26, Mike Cheung <mikewlcheung using gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Catia,
>
> Could you be more specific about how the data look like? For example,
> do you have the raw data? If not, what types of summary statistics do you
> have?
>
> How many levels are in V1? How many groups are? Are there incomplete data?
>
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> On Sat, Nov 12, 2022 at 9:17 PM Lukasz Stasielowicz <
> lukasz.stasielowicz using uni-osnabrueck.de> wrote:
>
> > Dear Catia,
> >
> > Disclaimer: I am not up-to-date with MASEM advances so perhaps there is
> > a more user-friendly solution. Consider checking recent work by Mike
> > Cheung and Suzanne Jak for references about cutting-edge methods.
> >
> > If you have access to raw data then one could use the parameter-based
> > MASEM approach. Since it is possible to use categorical predictors in
> > lavaan/blavaan, one could fit the model separately for each sample and
> > then pool the estimates. This approach has a clear practical limitation:
> > all variables/categories need to be assessed in all studies, which is
> > not always the case.
> >
> > Alternatively, one could fit separate models for each category (e.g.,
> > women, men). After all, stratification is just another kind of adjusting
> > for variables.
> >
> > Some references about the parameter-based approach can be found in this
> > article:
> > Cheung, M. W.-L. (2021). Meta-analytic structural equation modeling.
> > Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Business and Management, Oxford
> > University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190224851.013.225
> >
> >
> > Best,
> > Lukasz
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> > > Dear all,
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> > > Has any of you ever used MASEM with categorical predictors, where the
> > path
> > > model is "X1 ~ V1 + V2 + V3", with X1 as the outcome variable and V1
> as a
> > > categorical variable whilst V2 and V3 are continuous. If so, could you
> > > please point me to the paper/code? I have only found examples of how to
> > do
> > > it with continuous predictors but never using categorical variables.
> > >
> > > Best wishes,
> > >
> > > Catia
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