Reviews

This is a well-written book that will be particularly useful for analysts who are not PhD statisticians. Enders provides a much-needed overview and explication of the current technical literature on missing data. The book should become a popular text for applied methodologists.

- Bengt Muthén, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles

The book contains very accessible material on missing data. I would recommend it to colleagues and students, especially those who do not have formal training in mathematical statistics.

- Ke-Hai Yuan, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame

A needed and valuable addition to the literature on missing data. The simulations are excellent and are a clear strength of the book.

- Alan C. Acock, Distinguished Professor and Knudson Chair in Family Research, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University

Many applied researchers are not trained in statistics to the level that would make the classic sources on missing data accessible. Enders makes a concerted—and successful—attempt to convey the statistical concepts and models that define missing data methods in a way that does not assume high statistical literacy. He writes in a conceptually clear manner, often using a simple example or simulation to show how an equation or procedure works. This book is a refreshing addition to the literature for applied social researchers and graduate students doing quantitative data analysis. It covers the full range of state-of-the-art methods of handling missing data in a clear and accessible manner, making it an excellent supplement or text for a graduate course on advanced, but widely used, statistical methods.

- David R. Johnson, Department of Sociology, The Pennsylvania State University

A useful overview of missing data issues, with practical guidelines for making decisions about real-world data. This book is all about an issue that is usually ignored in work on OLS regression—but that most of us spend significant time dealing with. The writing is clear and accessible, a great success for a challenging topic. Enders provides useful reminders of what we need to know and why. I appreciated the interpretation of formulas, terms, and output. This book provides comprehensive and vital information in an easy-to-consume style. I learned a great deal reading it.

- Julia McQuillan, Director, Bureau of Sociological Research, and Department of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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