School of Mathematics and Statistics

Postgraduate research

Research being undertaken by our current postgraduates:


Milena Jacobs


Start date

Feb 2011

Submission date

Feb 2014

Milena Jacobs


Multiple imputation with categorical variables


Missing data is commonly encountered in many research contexts. Multivariate datasets often contain substantial missing data for reasons such as nonresponse, attrition and errors in data collection. Ignoring the missing data can lead to bias in parameter estimates for fitted models. It is therefore important to handle missing data in a way that preserves relationships in the dataset and leads to statistically valid inferences. The aim of my proposed PhD research is to investigate techniques for handling missing data in categorical variables, such as binary and ordinal variables. The methods will be applied to a data set from the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF) at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR).

Why my research is important


  • APA
  • AREST CF Scholarship
  • Bruce and Betty Green Scholarship

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