Questions tagged [survey]

Refers to an instrument used to collect a sample from a population. Surveying often refers to sampling of human populations and is primarily done by administering questionnaires or interviewing individuals. Sampling individuals for surveys in stratified populations may require more complex sampling than simple random to get more precise estimates of population parameters. Sampling design and analysis of survey data fall under 'Survey Methodology'.

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How should I weight the “other” gender response with survey data?

I have a survey with multiple demographics, including gender, age group, and state (USA). Because I want my sample to be more representative of the United States as a whole, I am using raking to ...
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Help and example with svymultinom in R? [closed]

I'm using a large dataset and have run several logistic regressions with svyglm. I am now examining a dependent variable with 3 possible outcomes. I discovered <...
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How to generate probabilities from merging different datasets? [closed]

Let's say I have the following surveys, all national samples (for the U.S) - Survey 1 (sample results for california) 27% prefer apples for breakfast 94% of residents of SF prefer apples for ...
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Dichotomous Variable, Disease Prevalence, Repeated Measures, Survey Data

I have self-report data for diagnosis of a disease at three different time points for one population. What test should I use to compare the prevalence of disease at these three different time points ...
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root square vs log data transformation vs negative binomial model

I'm doing a statistical analysis on a survey based on a likert scale and I start by saying that I'm not an expert of statistics. What I want to understand is if there are significant differences in ...
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Can a sum score of binary items be used for correlational analysis in the same way as likert scales?

I'm wondering if you can use parametric analysis with scores made from binary responses in the same way that you can for likert scales. Just to illustrate with an example: Say I created a survey where ...
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i have likert data (1 to 5). 50 responses from 150 target population, not a random sample

Is there a statistical significance test i should use to get a p value that relates to the chances of my data being a true reflection of the population?
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Calculating Consistency of Ranking

I am trying to calculate an overall index that provides a quick indication of how consistent the person was in the ranking of their responses in a forced-choice format (i.e. Ipsative) questionnaire. ...
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Confounding Factor in Live Survey

Say we need to survey a shopping mall but havent created a survey questionnaire in advance. The guy who is going to conduct the survey will ask questions based on live response from the people at the ...
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How to include Score Value in a Formula?

Suppose, there are 3 subjects in a school named subject A, subject B and subject C. A student is asked 2 questions for each subject, before exam (say half-yearly exam). For example, suppose for ...
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interpretation of item tree analysis plot

Two quick questions about Item-Tree analysis plot. (1) For the red plot, I know items {1L, 3L, 5L, 6L} are equally informative and thus not plotted. Does this mean ...
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svm model for repeated measurments

I have 2 questions. Is a ordinary SVM model suitable for repeated measurments or not? If not, is there any article that has worked in this area? That is, an article about a new combination of the SVM ...
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Statistical test for CATA (check-all-that-apply - multiple response) question

A survey question asks to tick all options that are relevant to the users (Check all that apply). Respondents are given 6 options and they can tick as many as they want. I want to determine which are ...
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How to compare before and after responses for a frequency of use question in R?

I'm trying to compare 2 survey questions, before and after an event, where the answer choices are as follows: Less than monthly Less than weekly Once or twice a week On most days More than once a ...
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Correct survey choice order effect

I have a survey question that had yes/no answers only. The order of yes-no, no-yes was randomized. The results showed some order effects. Respondents tended to choose the first option. For example, ...
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Extract sample variance from svykm (survey package by Lumley) for complex survey analysis

In order to compare two survival curves at a fixed point in time and perform basically a two sample test, I need to extract the sample variance of the estimate at a given point in time. For an object ...
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Reuse same randomly chosen trees each year or do I need to randomly choose (probably different) trees each year?

I am doing a food availability survey for nectar eating animals which mostly eat nectar from a particular tree species. To do this I wanted to find an approximate way to quantify the number of ...
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finding a simple tutorial / explanation about the “choose a color” method to ask sensitive questions

I have a 'hard science' background and I remember in high school a lecture about how to ask sensitive questions to a group of people by using bayesian statistics and the "choose a color" ...
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Question on weighting in survey data

I have household level data wherein I have per household income data (total across members of the household). I have an additional column which states the number of people residing in that household. ...
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What kind of sampling would this be?

A market researcher wants to carry out a survey to determine the popularity of a product in the county. He visits every house in one large housing estate in the county and gives every member of the ...
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How much time between testing for comparison of survey-methods

Consider one came up with a new surveying method, for example an application that relies on some form of gamification of question-answering and wanted to compare how participants would use it to ...
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Categorizing the survey respondents from the set of questionnaire

I want to evaluate the result from the set of questionnaires. 14-item scales will be used and this will include three subscales let's say A, B, and C. All items will be scored on a 7-point frequency ...
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constant sum question results analysis - please help

I ran a study with a constant sum question: participants had to divide 100 units (I called the units USD) between 5 possibilities. In other words, they had to bet on five possibilities: 1 object out ...
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Creating a synthetic control with pooled cross-sectional data

Is there a way to create a synthetic control using pooled cross-sectional data, rather than a panel? I'm analyzing a staggered reform and, so far, the methods I've found require having a panel: Ben-...
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Question on svylogrank() in survival package

I am running a survival model with sampling weights and was hoping to get the weighted logrank test results. When I use the svylogrank() function from the survey ...
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Compare two products directly or separately in a survey for t-tests?

I'm composing a survey where I compare two mobile apps and am not sure how to formulate the questions. Should I compare the apps directly like this: "Which app was more intuitive to use?" 1 (...
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Representativeness test: how?

A survey to a representative sample of the population has been submitted. This sample is composed by 4.400 individuals. However, only 2003 individuals have completed to survey. I want to verify if ...
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Johnson Relative Weights Analysis - Predictor variables

For Johnson Relative Weights analysis, can I have a mix of binary variables and continuous variables as predictor variables? I am doing relative weights analysis on a survey data which has rating ...
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Can I apply machine learning classifier to survey data in order to describe

I have a survey dataset collected from several countries. The questions are mostly on a likert type 5-point scale, and the rest consists of yes/no questions. I have no hypothesis to test, but I ...
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How to combine complex surveys from different populations?

I have 4 national representative surveys (DHS) and let us assume one survey belong to one country (e.g. Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe). The sampling method used in these surveys is ...
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How can I model a set of related opinion polls that I ran on Twitter?

So I've been running some sports-related polls the last couple weeks on my Twitter account. Specifically, I am asking for opinions on NBA prospects. The poll looks essentially like this: ...
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Using 5-point likert preference data to rank or score a list of options with yes/no data

I have a list of 20 yes\no product attributes matching 20 questions of preference on a 5-point likert scale (strongly dislike to strongly like the attribute). I would like to score or rank a list of ...
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Is the pooled AUC calculation for imputated data in (psfmi package) mivalext_lr() correct?

I have an imputated data with several nonmissing and not-imputated variables. However, I realised when I use mivalext_lr() to obtain pooled AUC and 95% CI of my ...
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Are empirically derived composite scores influenced by “zero inflation”?

I am helping a friend analyze a set of self-report ethological data. The aim of the data is to determine whether certain guinea pig pairings (dyads/triads - 2 males, 2 females, 1 male+2 female, etc.) ...
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Looking for R's way of doing Stata's svy tabulate with “tab” argument [closed]

Stata's svy command allows to get standard error estimates from two way contingency tables and the tab(varname) option makes it ...
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How to analyze (compare groups) time series survey data

I'm seeking help in determining the best form of analysis for some time series survey data I've collected. To keep it simple, here's a hypothetical example of the data and desired analysis: Weekly ...
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What is the difference between a late and exit poll?

When glancing at the Polish presidential elections last Sunday, I saw that the results after the closure of the voting offices (21:00) were tagged as being "late poll" results, with an ...
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How to use weight variables within aggregated results, for group proportions

If I have the following data, where each row represents and individual response, how would I go about reporting the proportions of different groups? (here the groups are ...
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Specifying the singleunit() option with svyset in Stata

I'm currently working with data related to education that was collected in different geographic regions. Included with the data are weights and strata, meaning Stata ...
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Conjoint analysis: bias due to no-choice option and linear attribute

At the moment I am analysing survey data using Bayesian estimation in R (bayesm package) For my analysis, I have included a no-choice option that is coded as a series of zeros. However, I also have a ...
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Codebook/survey design and modeling: How to deal with a large share of intentionally missing values? [closed]

In my final data set I have a high proportion of missing data (1/4 are NAs, 35/52 variables have NAs), because of my codebook design: I only coded features (how things were discussed) that occurred in ...
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Does summing Likert items to create a Likert scale make sense?

I have two sets of Likert type items - 10 questions with 1-5 for parameter a, and 30 questions with 1-7 for parameter b. I want to compare the two results with a Spearman correlation analysis. However,...
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Likert item results reporting from Likert index

I have a likert scale developed from a pilot survey, an EFA, and Cronbach's alpha. The survey questions are on an agree/disagree 5-point scale. We are reporting the index score - calculated as the ...
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How do I choose the best statistical test for analyzing differences between groups in survey data?

I have n=1000 observations and need to compare 2 demographic groups to the rest of the data (any observations not in those groups; so, 3 groups) to answer whether or not there are significant ...
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Multiple targets in dataset - feature selection

I have a dataset with several features and three KPIs to be seen as individual targets. The question I have is the following: Can I use for example the 2nd and 3rd target as a predictor for the model ...
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complex survey in python

I have been using the excellent R survey package for survival analysis of complex survey data. I have the necessity to migrate to python, and have found that the ...
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What method to use to determine the association between multiple choice question in a questionnaire and continuous value outcome

I have data from a questionnaire to determine the level of diabetic foot care knowledge (DFCK) among undergraduate Podiatry students. The DFCK (i.e. outcome) is a score based on the total number of ...
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R's survey package interpolation handling for median estimates

This is a question concerning Lumley's survey package for R. Specifically, its handling of interpolation for median estimation, after several hours of looking into ...
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Correct reporting of margin of error on a search value sample

In Google Analytics, I am able to get a list of all the terms users search for on the site. For a large site over the course of several weeks, this could be upwards of 10,000 terms. I want to create a ...
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Trouble deciding what type of test to use

I have an odd scenario I could use help with: I was brought in to help with a study (after it was designed) that has the following characteristics: People were given survey that deals with their ...

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