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DONOR (IMPUTATION)

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Definition:
In hot-deck edit/imputation, a donor is chosen from the set of edit-passing records based on its similarity to the fields in the record being donated to (being imputed within). Values of fields (variables) in the donor are used to replace the corresponding contradictory or missing values in the edit-failing record that is receiving information. This type of replacement may or may not assure that the imputed record satisfies edits.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Terms Used in Statistical Data Editing Located on K-Base, the knowledge base on statistical data editing, UN/ECE Data Editing Group.

Cross References:
Hot deck
Hot-deck imputation

Hyperlink:
http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/stats/publications/editingglossary.pdf

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013