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Definition: 

For hot-deck imputation, the fields in an edit-failing record that do not fail edits are matched against edit-passing records. Often the edit-passing record that is closest to the edit-failing record interms of some metric is chosen as the donor record. If the edit-passing records are in random order, then the (possibly erroneous) assumption is that the donation is at random from a valid set of donors. This type of matching is sometimes referred to as statistical matching.

Source: 

UNECE Data Editing Group

Last edit:

05 Dec 2013

(Fiona Willis-Núñez)