Chapter 6 Imputation in practice

Ad hoc methods were designed to get past the missing data so that at least some analyses could be done.

— John W. Graham

Chapters 3 and 4 describe methods to generate multiple imputations. The application of these techniques in practice should be done with appropriate care. This chapter focuses on practical issues that surround the methodology. This chapter assumes that multiple imputations are created by means of the MICE algorithm, as described in Section 4.5.2.