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RE: st: -mim- available on SSC


From   "Maarten Buis" <M.Buis@fsw.vu.nl>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   RE: st: -mim- available on SSC
Date   Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:09:35 +0100

--- Richard Williams wrote:
> But I wonder if there won't be other
> complications, given that the data set wasn't created by
> -ice-.  Maybe it doesn't matter though.

I haven't looked at -mim- yet, but statistically there 
shouldn't be a problem. The formulas that must be used to 
combine datasets doesn't depend on the algorithm used to 
create the imputations. As long as the imputations are 
independent draws from the posterior predictive 
distributions (distribution of plausible values for the 
missing cases) you are fine.  

Hope this helps,
Maarten

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