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Become insignificant after MI

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 6:24 am
by hdilk0507
When I imputed missing values for an ordinal categorical variable (using REALCOM-impute) and then fitted the MOI to imputed data sets & combined results using Rubin's rule, all the categories (dummy variables) of that variable became insignificant. But in complete case analysis one category was significant. I need to know,

1. Does this indicate my imputations are wrong?
2. Should I fit another MOI that does not include that variable to my data set?

Re: Become insignificant after MI

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:10 pm
by Harvey Goldstein
This is often what you might get when you do imputations - suggests that the complete cases analysis produced biased results.
Harvey Goldstein