Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars missing data...imputed!, 23 May 2013
This review is from: Multiple Imputation and Its Application (Statistics in Practice) (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This is certainly a very comprehensive book on missing data imputation, but one that is equally hard to follow! Like many before me have mentioned, it is not for the wide audience, although one could gather that from the title alone, but even within the circles of multiple imputation (MI), certain people will struggle to come to terms with all the terminology!

The first chapter of the book is a clear, and at the same time highly technical, presentation of the problem and its consequences. This is a must for anyone who wants to at least find out a bit more about the issue and how serious it can be.

The second chapter justifies the process of multiple imputation (again in a technical manner), but also gives some handy tips at the end of the chapter for people who want to implement it in their research.

Chapters 3-5 discuss in detail the theory and practice of MI in a variety of settings (cross-sectional data, binary and ordinal and unordered categorical data), whilst chapters 6 and 7 complete the discussion by bringing in non-linear relationships and the issue of interactions, which is quite common in real life!

The advanced section of the book is for those that are really into MI. I know that I will be making more use of Chapter 8, as I will be training in survival analysis and hopefully will be utilising some large datasets, which by definition are going to include some missing data!

All in all, missing data is something that researchers have to face on a daily basis and this book is a helpful resource in making sure that this can be dealt with effectively.

Oh, and before I forget...unlike other books that simply present the theory and long-winded mathematical expressions (oh, wait, this one does that as well!), this book also comes with example datasets that you can load onto your favourite software (be that SAS, Stata, etc.). What I found quite helpful is that the REALCOM software can now be downloaded and run directly from within Stata (hurrah!) if need be!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

3.9 out of 5 stars (9 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:
 (6)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
£49.50 £39.55
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: Bristol, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 104,516