In this article, I will show how missing values can lead to biased estimates by working through a common dataset in 4 scenarios where the missing value mechanism differs.

In this article, I will show how missing values can lead to biased estimates by working through a common dataset in 4 scenarios where the missing value mechanism differs. The content in this article is based on Chapter 15 in [1].The code to reproduce the results in this article can be found in this notebook.I assume the reader is familiar with building generalized linear models (GLMs) and using directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) to illustrate causality.

Suppose we want to study the effect of student diligence and homework quality. Let’s imagine that we were somehow able to assign a real number to measure a student’s diligence and that homework quality is measured on a 10-point scale, 0 to 10.In other words, our dataset looks like this:

Figure 1: Sample synthetic dataset

A student’s student score is just a random variable sampled from a standard normal distribution.

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Statistics for Data Science and Machine Learning Engineer. I’ll try to teach you just enough to be dangerous, and pique your interest just enough that you’ll go off and learn more.

Bayesian Inference: Beyond Estimating Statistical Models. This article will show how to incorporate Bayesian inference to build scientific models and the benefits of doing so.

The agenda of the talk included an introduction to 3D data, its applications and case studies, 3D data alignment and more.