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Re: st: Multiple imputation with panel data

From   Veronica Galassi <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: st: Multiple imputation with panel data
Date   Thu, 05 Jul 2012 20:00:04 +0100

Hi Oliver, 

Thank you for your kind reply!

I am not quite sure whether I got your hint or not...maybe my explanation
was just not clear enough, sorry about that!!!
I think my case is slightly different from what you were describing
because I am not interested in the missing data between 2003 and 2007.
In that case, as you said, I would just fit a line.
What I am trying to impute are the missing data inside the year 2003 and
2007 respectively. 
And things are made even more complicated by the fact that for the main
explanatory variable of my model I have got only observations for the year
2003 but not for 2007. That's why I was thinking about multiple imputation!
But maybe you are right, I just have too many missing data.



On Thu, 05 Jul 2012 19:27:47 +0200, Oliver Jones
<> wrote:
> Hi Veronica,
> I have just one hint: Maybe two observations are just not enough to do
> imputation.
> Just think about it, I give a number, e.g. 3.145 percent, for 2003 and a
> number, e.g 5.0 
> percent, for 2007 and ask you what are the values for the years in
> Can you imagine some fancy method two figure it out?
> I would suspect, under the assumption you don't have any other
> information, that there is no 
> best solution. Maybe you could just draw a line between the years.
> Best
> Oliver
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