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How to check whether a sample is representative across two dimensions simultaneously?

I'm attempting to develop a standardized method to check whether one set of locations are representative of a larger set. In this particular case, I'm attempting to look specifically at their ...
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How to compare sampled areas to the Census?

I would like to discriminate sampled areas that are representative or not representative of their corresponding population, for a given characteristic. Suppose I have surveyed areas (i.e. Census ...
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SPSS: “Weight cases” by multiple factors, by taking the product of weights?

My understanding is that a sample can be adjusted based on a known population using the "Weight Cases" function in SPSS. What is the proper procedure for weighting by multiple factors? Let's say I ...
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Is my data representative of Bristol?

I've got some data about people in Bristol. I have about 75,000 records. Part of my dataset is each respondants age. Aside from this, I have also downloaded census data for Bristol, which gives me ...
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What is the number of subjects needed to be representative for a small, finite population?

I have been studying an organisation with 58 people with a number of Likert style questionnaires. The data are not random samples but rather incomplete census's. For the 6 questionnaires I managed to ...
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Is my sample representative of the population I am trying to measure?

We have completed a survey of FTSE350 companies, but only received 49 responses. We assume that this response rate means that our results are not representative of the FTSE350 as a whole, but wanted ...
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Measuring representativeness of a (non-random) selection

I am looking for a numerical value that expresses how representative a (non-random in this case) sample from a population is regarding the distribution of a certain attribute. Take for example, the ...
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I study subpopulation so huge that chi-squares test insists it is not representative. How do I get confidence intervals for my population?

I want to get results about population A. But all I can study is subpopulation C of B, where B is a subpopulation of A (that is, C $\subset$ B $\subset$ A). Each member of A is classified into one of ...