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Re: st: Multiple Imputation (MI)

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "" <>
Subject   Re: st: Multiple Imputation (MI)
Date   Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:18:24 +0000

In my field secondary data were compiled by somebody else. So if survey data are not secondary, you must have carried out the survey yourself....


On 13 Jan 2012, at 16:36, Maarten Buis <> wrote:

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

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