Implications of missing data in survey research

Patricia Montiel-Overall

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6 Scopus citations


This paper focuses on types of missing data on surveys and provides information about addressing the problem. A particular type of missing data discussed is item non-response, a problem encountered by library and information science researchers. An overview of issues associated with missing data on surveys and theoretical and methodological techniques for dealing with missing data is presented. A basic discussion of terminology and procedures for missing data is included and a theoretical framework for missing data is presented. Three mechanisms that can produce missing data are explained and "state of the art" procedures are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)241-269
Number of pages29
JournalCanadian Journal of Information and Library Science
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Sep 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences


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