By Paul D. Allison
Utilizing quite a few examples and functional advice, this booklet deals a nontechnical rationalization of the normal equipment for lacking facts (such as listwise or casewise deletion) in addition to more moderen (and, larger) equipment, greatest probability and a number of imputation. an individual who has trusted ad-hoc tools which are statistically inefficient or biased will locate this publication a welcome and obtainable technique to their issues of dealing with lacking data.
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The problem is that we need to assign indi viduals to one and on ly one category, with appropriate cod ing for th e dummy va r iab l e s . Suppose the variable to b e i mp u ted is m arital sta tus, which h as three c a t egories : never m ar r i ed , c urrently m arrie d, and form erly married . Le t N be a dummy variable for never marrie d and let IV! be a dum my variable for currently married. The i m p ut a t i on is done with these two variables and the imputed values are used to pro duce final codings.
Wi th EM estim ates used as starti ng values, there are 200 "burn-in" iterations befo re the fi rst imputation. This is followe d by 1 00 iterations between successive imputations. The five data sets are wr i tten into one large SAS d ata set (collimp ) to facil i tate later an alys i s . The out p ut data set co ntains a new vari able wit h values of wi th 1 ,302 1 j m p utation_ through 5 to indi cate the differe n t d ata sets. Thus, observation s in the original dat a set, the n ew d ata set h as 6 ,5 1 0 observat ions .
30636 0 . 3 ] 3 1 6 0 . 0090 1 9 3 0 . 3 1 837 0 . 00 90302 0 . 3 2086 0 . 0 08 9705 0 . 3 270 1 0 . 0089306 0 . 3 0826 0 . 0090498 typ ic a l ly will yield results th at are very close to those ob t ained with i t . On the other h and, if the s a mpl e is sm all or if the p r o porti o n of cases with missing data is l a r ge , the add ition al vari ation can m ake a noticeable difference . Continui n g our correlation ex a mp l e , I imputed eight new data sets using th e data augment ation method to generate random draws from the po st e rior distribution of the p aram eters .