Missing data as a validity threat for medical and healthcare education research: Problems and solutions

Myrah Stockdale, Kenneth Royal


At present, the problem of missing data has received virtually no attention by medical and healthcare education researchers. This is a significant problem for the education research community because when missing data are disregarded or handled inappropriately it can result in serious validity threats. This article discusses the problem of missing data in the context of medical and healthcare education research and recommends appropriate methods for handling missing data.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/ijh.v2n2p67


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