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Re: st: Re: using the hotdeck command

From   Ronan Conroy <[email protected]>
To   "statalist" <[email protected]>
Subject   Re: st: Re: using the hotdeck command
Date   Fri, 17 Oct 2003 10:08:40 +0100

on 16/10/2003 4:21 pm, Panos Papanikolaou at [email protected]

I have collected survey data.  Some information are missing.  I suspect that

they go missing in a random rather a systematic way.  For this reason, I
that i could use STATA command HOTDECK, because i like its underlying

I would check that assumption. See if you can model data missingness as a
function of participant characteristics. Another check that I apply to
questionnaires is to see if missing data are more frequent as the
questionnaire progresses, indicating loss of motivation. 

Ronan M Conroy ([email protected])
Lecturer in Biostatistics
Royal College of Surgeons
Dublin 2, Ireland
+353 1 402 2431 (fax 2764) 

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