If one uses multiple imputation in STATA to derive 5 complete datasets, could the newly imputed values simply be averaged to create a substitute value? EG. 'mi impute mvn' is used to generate 5 possible values for one missing value. Can I average those 5 values and use the result by itself in further analysis?

I would like to use MI in STATA to create a complete dataset that I can then export for use in other software (exporting to SPSS; generating a covariance matrix + summery stats for use in AMOS). I am very restricted as to which software I can use for what purpose as I'm working with restricted data in a secured lab. I don't intend to average any test statistics, I realize that would be problematic, I just want to create a single complete dataset. Thank you so very much for your assistance!!!

I would like to use MI in STATA to create a complete dataset that I can then export for use in other software (exporting to SPSS; generating a covariance matrix + summery stats for use in AMOS). I am very restricted as to which software I can use for what purpose as I'm working with restricted data in a secured lab. I don't intend to average any test statistics, I realize that would be problematic, I just want to create a single complete dataset. Thank you so very much for your assistance!!!

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