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impute

v. 1) to attach to a person responsibility (and therefore financial liability) for acts or injuries to another, because of a particular relationship, such as mother to child, guardian to ward, employer to employee, or business associates. Example: a 16-year-old boy drives his father's car without a license and runs someone down. The child's negligence may be imputed to the parent, or, in the reverse, a mother drives her car and collides with a truck driven over the speed limit, and her baby in the front seat of the car is badly injured, in part due to not being put in a safety seat with a seat belt. The mother's negligence can be imputed to the child in any claim on behalf of the child against the truck driver. 2) to attribute knowledge and/or notice to a person only because of his/her relationship to the one actually possessing the information. Example: if a partner in a business is informed of something, that knowledge is imputed to his/her partner, and the partner is expected to have the information also. (See: vicarious liability)

impute

verb adsignare, apply, ascribe, ascribere, assign, attach, attribuere, attribute, attribute vicariously, blame, charge to, charge upon, credit, fix the burden of, fix the responsibility for, fix upon, place the blame on, place the responsibility for, put
Associated concepts: imputed consent, imputed guilt, immuted intent, imputed knowledge, imputed liability, immuted negligence, imputed notice
See also: accuse, ascribe, attribute, charge, cite, complain, denounce, fault, implicate, present
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Lastly, an advantage of both FImpute and Findhap over Beagle is that these two programs can impute ungenotyped animals if strong relationships among genotyped and non-genotyped animals existed (VanRaden et al.
We can think of their solution as, first, estimating a regression using the n records with known ethnicity/race as the dependent variable and, second, using the estimated regression parameters to impute ethnicity/race for the N - n records with missing data.
We impute any income variable with an "invalid nonresponse" flag or a "don't know/refuse" flag.
The equation shows that the immediate advantage of regression over mean substitution and cold deck imputation is that the known data in each record are used to impute the missing values in that record, thereby helping maintain the heterogeneity of the database.
These methods use maximum likelihood estimates (MLEs) to estimate distribution parameters based on the available data (both the observed values < LOD and the proportion of values < LOD) that are subsequently used to impute values for observations < LOD so that a complete data set is created.
In assessing accuracy of datasets with imputed hotdeck values for estimating demographic characteristics, a critical question is whether there is a relationship between having an imputed value and the concept being imputed after controlling for the covariates used to impute the data.
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The Proposed Regulations embellished existing provisions that permitted the IRS to review controlled parties' dealings and impute agreements between them to more accurately reflect the economic substance of their conduct, even if contrary to express contractual agreements.
Courts often erroneously impute income when manipulation of income is possible, but has not been demonstrated.
As of March 2006, BLS changed the procedures used to impute missing values.
Strength: Maintains the size of the database Uses the information in each record to impute the missing values in that record
Based on variations of the mean variance of prediction and the confidence bands formed by confidence intervals of the mean imputed SF-12 values, a cut point of number of missing SF-12 items was determined for using the simple versus the enhanced model to impute SF-12 PCS and MCS scores.