Applications of the random recursive partitioning (RRP) method are described. This method generates a proximity matrix which can be used in non-parametric matching problems such as hot-deck missing data imputation and average treatment effect estimation. RRP is a Monte Carlo procedure that randomly generates non-empty recursive partitions of the data and calculates the proximity between observations as the empirical frequency in the same cell of these random partitions over all the replications. Also, the method in the presence of missing data is invariant under monotonic transformations of the data but no other formal properties of the method are known yet. Therefore, Monte Carlo experiments were conducted in order to explore the performance of the method. A companion software is available as a package for the R statistical environment.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Titolo:||Missing data imputation, matching and other applications of Random Recursive Partitioning|
|Rivista:||COMPUTATIONAL STATISTICS & DATA ANALYSIS|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/J.CSDA.2006.12.036|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000253365300014|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-35148857674|
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