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Assessing the Effectiveness of a Stochastic Regression Imputation Method for Ordered Categorical Data

  • I. Sulis
  • M. Porcu
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    The main aim of this paper is to describe a workable method based on stochastic regression and multiple imputation analysis (MISR) to recover for missingness in surveys where multi-item Likert-type scale are used to measure a latent attribute (namely, the quality of university teaching). A simulation analysis has been carried out and results have been compared in terms of bias and efficiency with other missing data handling methods, specifically - Complete Cases Analysis (CCA) and Multiple Imputation by Chained Equations (MICE). The authors provide also functions (implemented in R language) to apply the procedure to a matrix of ordered categorical items. Functions described allow - (i) to simulate missing data at random and completely at random; (ii) to replicate the simulation study presented in this work in order to assess the accuracy in distribution and in estimation of a multiple imputation procedure.

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    Paper provided by Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia in its series Working Paper CRENoS with number 200804.

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    7. G. Sulis, 2007. "What Can Monopsony Explain of the Gender Wage Differential in Italy?," Working Paper CRENoS 200713, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
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    12. F. Adriani & LG. Deidda & S. Sonderegger, 2007. "Over-signaling vs Underpricing: The Role of Financial Intermediaries in Initial Public Offerings," Working Paper CRENoS 200714, Centre for North South Economic Research, University of Cagliari and Sassari, Sardinia.
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