ERIC Number: EJ1044430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
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Reference Count: 42
A Review of Missing Data Handling Methods in Education Research
Cheema, Jehanzeb R.
Review of Educational Research, v84 n4 p487-508 Dec 2014
Missing data are a common occurrence in survey-based research studies in education, and the way missing values are handled can significantly affect the results of analyses based on such data. Despite known problems with performance of some missing data handling methods, such as mean imputation, many researchers in education continue to use those methods as a quick fix. This study reviews the current literature on missing data handling methods within the special context of education research to summarize the pros and cons of various methods and provides guidelines for future research in this area.
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data, Data Collection, Data Processing, Surveys, Research Problems, Error Correction, Error of Measurement, Literature Reviews, Guidelines, Research Methodology, Comparative Analysis, Models, Computation, Methods Research
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