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Re: st: Multiple Imputation for panel data

From (Brendan Halpin)
Subject   Re: st: Multiple Imputation for panel data
Date   Wed, 23 Feb 2011 10:46:09 +0000

On Wed, Feb 23 2011, Clive Nicholas wrote:

> For what my €0.02 is worth, I tend to discriminate against any use of
> multiply imputation on the basis that you are generating data that
> isn't really there.

Not true. You're using information that would otherwise be discarded
(non-missing variables on cases with some missing data) at the expense
of making assumptions about the distribution of the missing data. 

Brendan Halpin,  Department of Sociology,  University of Limerick,  Ireland
Tel: w +353-61-213147 f +353-61-202569 h +353-61-338562; Room F1-009 x 3147

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