IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/c/boc/bocode/s366901.html
 

HOTDECK: Stata module to impute missing values using the hotdeck method

Author

Listed:
  • Adrian Mander

    ()

  • David Clayton

    () (MRC Biostatistics Unit)

Abstract

hotdeck replaces missing values for the variable indicated by its argument. It should be used within a multiple imputation sequence since missing values are imputed stochastically rather than deterministically. The nmiss missing values in each stratum of the data described by the `by' option are replaced by values sampled from the nobs observed values in the same stratum. The approximate Bayesian bootstrap method of Rubin and Scheker is used; first a bootstrap sample of nobs observations is sampled with replacement from the observed values, and the nmiss missing values are sampled at random (again with replacement) from this bootstrap sample. If a file is specified in a using clause, the modified file is written to disk and the existing data in memory are unchanged. Otherwise the data in memory are modified. This is version 1.65 of the software, requiring Stata v9. hotdeck6 may be used in earlier versions of Stata.

Suggested Citation

  • Adrian Mander & David Clayton, 1999. "HOTDECK: Stata module to impute missing values using the hotdeck method," Statistical Software Components S366901, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 02 Sep 2007.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s366901
    Note: This module may be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install hotdeck". Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/h/hotdeck.ado
    File Function: program code
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/h/hotdeck.hlp
    File Function: help file
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/h/hotdeck6.ado
    File Function: program code
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/bocode/h/hotdeck6.hlp
    File Function: help file
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item

    Keywords

    data management; imputation; missing values;

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s366901. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Christopher F Baum) or (Christopher F. Baum). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/debocus.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.