As part of the Freies Wissen Fellowship, I have prepared a vignette on:
“Using multiple imputation to improve the harmonization of repeated cross-national surveys”
The vignette introduces a technique for coping with the problem of systematically missing data in longitudinal social and political surveys.
The project combines many aspects of open science:
- The multiple imputation procedure was implemented in R, a programming language and free software environment for statistical computing.
- The text and the code of the vignette were prepared in R markdown, a form of literate programming. Literate programming makes research more transparent and reproducible. It is also a nice tool for the development of open educational resources (OER).
- Finally, all the material of the vignette is on my GitHub page, where users can clone the repository, comment, and suggest modifications.