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December 2003 Proper and Improper Multiple Imputation
Soren Feodor Nielsen
Internat. Statist. Rev. 71(3): 593-607 (December 2003).

Abstract

Multiple imputation has become viewed as a general solution tomissing data problems in statistics. However, in order to lead toconsistent asymptotically normal estimators, correct varianceestimators and valid tests, the imputations must be proper.So far it seems that only Bayesian multiple imputation, i.e.\using a Bayesian predictive distribution to generate theimputations, or approximately Bayesian multiple imputations hasbeen shown to lead to proper imputations in some settings. In thispaper, we shall see that Bayesian multiple imputation does notgenerally lead to proper multiple imputations. Furthermore, itwill be argued that for general statistical use, Bayesian multipleimputation is inefficient even when it is proper.

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Soren Feodor Nielsen. "Proper and Improper Multiple Imputation." Internat. Statist. Rev. 71 (3) 593 - 607, December 2003.

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Published: December 2003
First available in Project Euclid: 21 October 2003

zbMATH: 1114.62323

Rights: Copyright © 2003 International Statistical Institute

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