[buug] Determining which records were dropped?

Jon McClintock jammer at weak.org
Wed Jul 2 11:28:16 PDT 2003

On Wed, Jul 02, 2003 at 10:49:58AM -0700, Claude Rubinson wrote:
> I've inherited a statistical analysis project from a former
> employee who didn't leave behind any documentation detailing
> the analysis procedure.  The dataset has 58 records.  Eight of
> those records were dropped prior to the analysis -- but I
> don't know which eight (I only have a copy of the aggregate
> results).  I've tried locating the original analysis
> specifications, to no avail.
> I'm able to replicate the methods that he used; it's just the
> subsetting procedure that's missing.

Do you know _why_ eight records were dropped? That would get you a long 
ways towards figuring out which 8 to drop. Have you tried looking at the 
58 records to see if there's anything in common amongst a subset? You
could also just try common things, like dropping outliers, etc.


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