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Imputation methodology for the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2004 (Working Paper No. 2003-20)

Citation

Ault, K., Black, S., Chromy, J., Fahimi, M., Siegel, P., Trofimovich, L., ... Berkner, L. (2003). Imputation methodology for the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study: 2004 (Working Paper No. 2003-20). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

The working paper offers several improvements for the imputation of variable values. Using data from the 1999-2000 National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS), the paper describes the procedures and results for resolving discrepancies in variable values obtained from several data sources; imputing missing values on variables with low levels of missing data; imputing values for derived variables of great policy importance; and variance estimates for imputed variable values. Identified improvements will be applied to the NPSAS:2004 study.