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330.829.11 SS/R: MISSING DATA PROCEDURES FOR PSYCHOSOCIAL RESEARCH

Discontinued

Department:
Mental Health
Term:
Summer Inst. term
Credits:
2 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Location:
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M Tu,  8:30am - 4:30pm
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
Frequency Schedule:
Every Other Year

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Prerequisite:

Familiarity with linear and logistic regression models.

Description:

Since analyses that use just the individuals for whom data is observed can lead to bias and misleading results, students discuss types of missing data, and its implications on analyses. Covers solutions for dealing with both types of missing data. These solutions include weighting approaches for unit non-response and imputation approaches for item non-response. Emphasizes practical implementation of the proposed strategies, including discussion of software to implement imputation approaches. Focuses on recently developed software to implement multiple imputation, such as IVEware for SAS and ICE for Stata. Examples come from school-based prevention research as well as drug abuse and dependence.

Methods of Assessment:

Take-home final

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Course attendees are not expected to have extensive background in statistical methods.