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Re: st: Multiple Imputation (MI)

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Multiple Imputation (MI)
Date   Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:36:28 +0100

On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM, john ebireri  wrote:
> I just want to ask if MI is suitable only for primary data
> I have read a few papers on MI and they keep talking about it used for missings in survey data.
> Is it suitable for this method (MI) to be used in handling missing data in secondary data?

What is secondary data? This kind of terminology is usually incredibly
specific to one (sub-(sub-(sub-)))discipline, and the same thing is
often known under (a) completely different name(s) in other

-- Maarten

Maarten L. Buis
Institut fuer Soziologie
Universitaet Tuebingen
Wilhelmstrasse 36
72074 Tuebingen
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