Error returned when I do mediation analysis with very small numbers
When I do mediation analysis with one of the columns (for the Mediator variable) having numbers around as small as the following:
I get an error and no result returned. When I multiply all the numbers by 1000 to create a new column, where all numbers are greater than 1, and I use this column instead, it all works ok. So, this is a workaround. But can it really be the case that everything gets thrown by small numbers (which aren't really that small)?
A different workaround, which works, is to tick the “Standardized estimates” box.
But are my workarounds valid? Are the results I get with this workaround(s) trustworthy?
The better thing would be that JASP mediation analysis could just work with my raw numbers. Do you know why it cannot? Is my estimation that it is because the numbers are too small correct?
Actually, the whole column is thus: