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    Can I impute an independent variable with a dependent varible?




    I'm building a regression model

    Y = X1 + X2 + ... + Xn

    There're about 10% subjects who have missing value on two of the predictors. If I use multiple regression method to impute these two variables, can I include Y as a predictor? If I do so, am I doing analysis in circles? i.e., using Y to predict X and then using imputed X to predict Y? It feels strange. Can someone help please?

    Thank you!
    Last edited by sunny3333; 07-30-2014 at 08:10 PM.

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