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Definition: 

In hot-deck edit/imputation, a donor is chosen from the set of edit-passing records based on its similarity to the fields in the record being donated to (being imputed within). Values of fields (variables) in the donor are used to replace the corresponding contradictory or missing values in the edit-failing record that is receiving information. This type of replacement may or may not assure that the imputed record satisfies edits.

Source: 

UNECE Data Editing Group

See also:

Hot-Deck, Hot-Deck Imputation

Last edit:

05 Dec 2013

(Fiona Willis-Núñez)