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Not all respondents allocated to designated segment in choice simulator


I have conducted a LCA on my CBC data. Looking at BIC and CAIC, my optimal amount of segments is 4. Using the posterior segment membership probabilities file, my segments are:

1. 25.9%      (29 respondents)
2. 15.2%      (17 respondents)
3. 27.7%      (31 respondents)
4. 31.3%      (35 respondents)

When I run a choice simulator, not all respondents are allocated to one of the four segments. About half of the respondents (54) are allocated to 'Other' rather than to their designated segment. Why is this and how do I fix this?

(This happened in both the Share Of Preference and Randomized First Choice simulator models.)

Thank you in advance for any help!

- Floor
asked Nov 6, 2018 by Floor (310 points)

1 Answer

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We would need to examine the project to determine why this is happening. You can send it to me at walt at sawtoothsoftware.com.
answered Nov 6, 2018 by Walter Williams Gold Sawtooth Software, Inc. (20,030 points)
selected Nov 6, 2018 by Floor
Thank you for your reaction.
I have sent a mail to you, let me know if you need additional information.