OLS regression missing data issue

Discussion created by LawDoug on Dec 4, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 7, 2016 by LawDoug

I do not have the geostat toolbox, I need to interpolate the census tracts that had very unreliable data (calculated with CV > 40) in order to perform a proper OLS regression on the data I am looking at. I was wondering what the difference is between using areal interpolation in geostat toolbox  on the census tract polygon or using IDW in spatial analyst toolbox on the tract's centroid.



My understanding is that you need to deal with missing data in order to perform a proper OLS regression,