In estimating individual choice behaviour using multivariate aggregate choice data, the method of data augmentation requires the imputation of individual choices given their partial sums. This article proposes and develops an efficient procedure of simulating multivariate individual choices given their aggregate sums, capitalizing on a sequence of auxiliary distributions. In this framework, a joint distribution of multiple binary vectors given their sums is approximated as a sequence of conditional Bernoulli distributions. The proposed approach is evaluated through a simulation study and is applied to a political science study.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistics and Probability
- Modelling and Simulation
- Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
- Applied Mathematics