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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)

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MI is particularly effective in large datasets and has been used to impute missing data in several well-respected nationwide health studies, including the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey III (Schafer et al.
Because of this de-identification, it is impossible to impute missing race data based on name and census tract (Elliott et al.
This project was funded by AHRQ to impute missing data, including race, in the SID.
For media industries, the authors impute additional gross output equal to the value of "free" media and additional intermediate inputs equal to the value of advertising viewership.
(31) The CPS imputes income with the use of a "hot deck" methodology (i.e., duplication of other households' responses).
(24) Although the CE program imputes income by family type (e.g., husband and wife with the youngest child under age 6, single men, single women), we do not.
Before discussing how and when it is improper to impute income, some foundational relationships must be developed.
Often Wrong to Impute Contribution to 401(k) as Income
As of March 2006, BLS changed the procedures used to impute missing values.
However, the procedure used to impute missing hours at initiation has changed.
Permutations of missing patterns (missing one to 11 out of the total 12 items constitutes a total of 4,094 possible missing patterns) on SF-12 items were generated by simulation for these patients to create the distribution of "missingness." Multi-pattern imputation was then employed to impute the PCS and MCS scores using observed SF-12 items only for simple models and then using observed SF-12 items plus patient demographics, smoking status and medical comorbidity for enhanced models.
Multiple imputation (MI) (Rubin 1987, 1996) can fill in missing data with a set of plausible values that represent the uncertainty about the correct value to impute. Although the SF-12 items and the other measures used in the enhanced models do not meet the assumption of multivariate joint normal distribution, which are generally used for the computation in MI, we also conducted MI in the validation step using SAS MI procedure with the Markov Chain Monte Carlo method and five imputed values for each missing value.