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For hot-deck imputation, the fields in an edit-failing record that do not fail edits are matched against edit-passing records. Often the edit-passing record that is closest to the edit-failing record in terms of some metric is chosen as the donor record.

If the edit-passing records are in random order, then the (possibly erroneous) assumption is that the donation is at random from a valid set of donors. This type of matching is sometimes referred to as statistical matching.

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



Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, June 11, 2013