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ERIC Number: EJ886603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0027-3171
Investigation of Multiple Imputation in Low-Quality Questionnaire Data
Van Ginkel, Joost R.
Multivariate Behavioral Research, v45 n3 p574-598 2010
The performance of multiple imputation in questionnaire data has been studied in various simulation studies. However, in practice, questionnaire data are usually more complex than simulated data. For example, items may be counterindicative or may have unacceptably low factor loadings on every subscale, or completely missing subscales may complicate computations. In this article, it was studied how well multiple imputation recovered the results of several psychometrically important statistics in a data set with such properties. Analysis of this data set revealed that multiple imputation was able to recover the results of these analyses well. Also, a simulation study showed that multiple imputation produced small bias in these statistics for simulated data sets with the same properties. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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