Bounding of values in 2LevelImpute

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shakespeare
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Bounding of values in 2LevelImpute

Post by shakespeare » Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:30 pm

I think the answer to this question is no, but I'll pose it anyway. Suppose I have an outcome variable (y) with missing data that has four possible values (0-3). Say the first two are for those who survive (x=0) and the last two for non-survivors (x=1). Therefore, imputations for missing data for x=1 must be from y=0 or 1, and for x=1 from y=2 or 3. Other imputation software like IVEware allow bounding of the imputations to account for these features in the data, but I can't find any way to do it in the 2LevelImpute template. Can it be done? Thx.

richardparker
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Re: Bounding of values in 2LevelImpute

Post by richardparker » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:49 pm

Hi - thanks for your post - you're right: that isn't possible with the 2LevelImpute template.

Best wishes,

Richard

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