Nine. Imputation Under Edit Constraints

  1. Ton de Waal,
  2. Jeroen Pannekoek and
  3. Sander Scholtus

Published Online: 4 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470904848.ch9

Handbook of Statistical Data Editing and Imputation

Handbook of Statistical Data Editing and Imputation

How to Cite

de Waal, T., Pannekoek, J. and Scholtus, S. (2011) Imputation Under Edit Constraints, in Handbook of Statistical Data Editing and Imputation, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470904848.ch9

Author Information

  1. Statistics Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 7 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470542804

Online ISBN: 9780470904848



  • imputation under edit constraints, two approaches under edit restrictions - as FM approach, fundamental role played by Fourier–Motzkin elimination;
  • deductive imputations - comparable to deductive corrections;
  • using truncated singular normal distribution - data satisfying both balance edits


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Deductive Imputation

  • The Ratio Hot Deck Method

  • Imputing from a Dirichlet Distribution

  • Imputing from a Singular Normal Distribution

  • An Imputation Approach Based on Fourier–Motzkin Elimination

  • A Sequential Regression Approach

  • Calibrated Imputation of Numerical Data Under Linear Edit Restrictions

  • Calibrated Hot Deck Imputation Subject to Edit Restrictions

  • References