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Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research$
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Andrew Pickles, Barbara Maughan, and Michael Wadsworth

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780198528487

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528487.001.0001

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Methods for handling missing data

Methods for handling missing data

(p.157) Chapter 7 Methods for handling missing data
Epidemiological Methods in Life Course Research

Paul Clarke

Rebecca Hardy

Oxford University Press

This chapter begins by describing helpful typologies of missing data based on pattern and non-response mechanisms. It then summarizes a collection of commonly used but imperfect methods for dealing with missing data at the analysis stage. Three more rigorous methods, maximum likelihood, multiple imputation, and weighting, are also considered.

Keywords:   missing data, hot-deck imputation, likelihood methods, Bayesian inference, multiple imputation

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