Substituting means for missing observations in regression
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:D. Conniffe, 'Substituting means for missing observations in regression', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol. 9, No. 4, 1978, 1978, pp329-334
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This note examines why the simple method of substituting means seems to give good results in certain circumstances. The objective is not to promote this simple approach instead of more sophisticated methods - no one has ever claimed that it could be generally superior - but to explain when and why its mean square error properties are superior to ordinary least squares or even to other methods.
Author: Conniffe, D.
Publisher:Economic and Social Research Institute
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Economic and Social Review
Vol. 9, No. 4, 1978
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