Journal of Academic Ethics

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 173–176 | Cite as

Treatment of Missing Data: Beyond Ends and Means

  • Lucy Barnard
  • William Y. Lan


The ethical decision making process behind the treatment of missing data has yet to be examined in the research literature in any discipline. The purpose of the current paper is to begin to discuss this decision-making process in view of a Foucauldian framework. The paper suggests how the ethical treatment of missing data should be considered from the adoption of this theoretical framework.


Missing data Foucault Ethics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyBaylor UniversityWacoUSA
  2. 2.College of EducationTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA

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