detect_missing {codebook}R Documentation

Detect missing values

Description

SPSS users frequently label their missing values, but don't set them as missing. This function will rectify that for negative values and for the values 99 and 999 (only if they're 5*MAD away from the median). Using different settings, you can also easily tag other missing values.

SPSS users frequently label their missing values, but don't set them as missing. This function will rectify that for negative values and for the values 99 and 999 (only if they're 5*MAD away from the median). Using different settings, you can also easily tag other missing values.

Usage

detect_missing(
  data,
  only_labelled = TRUE,
  negative_values_are_missing = TRUE,
  ninety_nine_problems = TRUE,
  learn_from_labels = TRUE,
  missing = c(),
  non_missing = c(),
  vars = names(data),
  use_labelled_spss = FALSE
)

detect_missings(data, only_labelled_missings = TRUE, ...)

detect_missing(
  data,
  only_labelled = TRUE,
  negative_values_are_missing = TRUE,
  ninety_nine_problems = TRUE,
  learn_from_labels = TRUE,
  missing = c(),
  non_missing = c(),
  vars = names(data),
  use_labelled_spss = FALSE
)

Arguments

data

the data frame with labelled missing values

only_labelled

don't set values to missing if there's no label for them

negative_values_are_missing

by default we label negative values as missing

ninety_nine_problems

SPSS users often store values as 99/999, should we do this for values with 5*MAD of the median

learn_from_labels

if there are labels for missing values of the form [-1] no answer, set -1 in the data to the corresponding tagged missing

missing

also set these values to missing (or enforce for 99/999 within 5*MAD)

non_missing

don't set these values to missing

vars

only edit these variables

use_labelled_spss

the labelled_spss class has a few drawbacks. Since R can't store missing values like -1 and 99, we're replacing them with letters unless this option is enabled. If you prefer to keep your -1 etc, turn this on.

only_labelled_missings

passed to detect_missing()

...

passed to detect_missing()

Functions


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