# Questions tagged [survey]

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.

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### Multicollinearity and factor analysis

I’m carrying out and principal axis factor analysis to validate an existing questionnaire in a different population. The determinant of the R-matrix is incredibly low and way below the threshold 0....
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### How to convert percentage values from 7 point scale to 5 point scale?

Suppose in one year I had a survey with 7-point scale and the values are like ...
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### statistical criteria for grouping questions in questionnaire data analysis and treat averaging the respond on these groups as continuous variable?

In questionnaire data analysis, if you as a statistician received data after designing and filling the questionnaire by respondents, and encounter pre-determined groups of questions that are claimed ...
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### Do you need validators for a demographic profile questionnaire?

I am conducting a thesis and I created a survey questionnaire that would help to answer the questions in my statement of the problem. Now, I am wondering if the questionnaire I created is already good ...
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### Is it possible to implement ANOVA analysis with categorical dependant variable?

I have some survey data which tracks the employment status of individuals over time. I am doing an analysis on the effects of different independant variables on occupation, and one thing I wish to ...
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### How to resample members from the population who didn't respond after the survey?

I have used stratified random sampling on population to generate the sample. Now the issue is if after the survey is conducted some of the members in the sample ...
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### Multiple Surveys and Confidence Interval

Hello and i please need some assistance. Every week I send out a survey request to 1,000 customers rating service from 1-10. Each week only 20% respond. Each week I report on the average. Because ...
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### Are these cases independent?

I have the results of a survey I ran on a sample of fans of a certain game franchise. The franchise has three series, which we'll call, A, B, and C. I asked the respondents to rate their enjoyment of ...
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### How to deal with low survey response rate and hypothetical question about influence of people not responding?

Background: Imagine you are running a survey, asking 1000 random people: "do you like blue marbles?" Now, 200 people respond. 150 say yes, 50 say no. If I had only sent that survey to only ...
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### Combining results of 2 survey sources

In my study, I have data from 2 survey sources (from 2 groups of people). They are very different from each others. A few major differences: First group did not get paid to answer the survey while ...
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### Using svychisq with complex survey tables that have one or more cells with null values

Does anyone more experienced with R's survey package know about an alternative for svychisq for the case of a contingency table with at least one cell with a zero value? There does not seem to exist ...
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### What is the right approach to explain different usages rates of e-grocery when analysing survey using R?

It is my first post, but actually read a lot of helfpful answers in the past. Hope, you can help me as well. I have collected data about users and non-user of e-grocery in two countries (amount of ...
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### What is the right approach to explain different usages rates of e-grocery when analysing survey using R?

I have collected data about users and non-user of e-grocery in two countries (amount of groceries bought online during 12 twelve months, household characteristics, sociodemographics, questions about ...
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### Number of occurrences of one discreet variable in another discreet variable in R or relation between the two

In a survey, I collected households with different income categories and the number of ACs that they use. I have to understand whether there is any pattern of income and number of ACs like households ...
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### Best way to illustrate association between self-ratings and behavioral variables

So, I am doing an experiment with undergraduate students that perform a decision-making task and several different questionnaires. My idea was to investigate the association between individual self-...
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### Survey analysis and data handling

I have survey responses from 67 raters. They responded to 7 clinical scenarios. Each scenario had a set of possible responses which are not numeric and not ordinal. A response can be one of 10 ...
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### Independent samples z-score calculation with weighted samples

Here is some pseudo code showing how one can calculate the z-score for comparing two proportions/percentages: ...
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### Repeated Systematic Survey Design with double sampling using Survey package

I am new to the Survey Package in R and am unsure on how to correctly code the design. I have a repeated systematic design. Transects are placed systematically and there are 3 random starts (for 3 ...
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### Interpretting survey parameters for logistic regresion

Lets say I have a survey with 5 yes/no questions and some additional demographic information. If a respondent answers 4 or more questions with yes, we classify them to group A. If not, we classify ...
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### Understanding Likert-scale data and calculating composite score

I have conducted a questionnaire without much knowing about Likert. Now I realized that I have both Likert-scale data and Likert-type questions. I think I can look at their descriptive statistics ...
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### How do I calculate a finite-population correction for a weighted sample?

I have a weighted sample from a population. These are probability weights (as samples are taken with unequal probability). What's the variance in the estimated total? All samples are exchangeable (...
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### Missing values of two variables collide

I am performing multivariate regression in MPlus with survey data. The issue is that two predictors (from two different data collection years) do not have any common data: people who answered on ...
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### Likert scale survey between two groups

We have tested an educational activity using technology in an undergraduate class where half of the students used it, and the other half completed the traditional paper based activity. We administered ...
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### Contingency table under complex survey design yields inconsistent counts

When creating a contingency table in a particular dataset the counts don't add up to the correct total. This is the table produced by svytable: ...
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### Estimating Proportions with Uncertainty from the American Community Survey

I'm interested in estimating Bayesian statistics related to some proportions from the American Community Survey (ACS). The American Community Survey has several useful handbooks here and two pertinent ...
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### Incidence Risk Ratio for combined risk factor outcome in Poisson regression

I am analysing a large household survey. I specified the survey design based on the survey ids, stratum, weights, and data. So far have been able to get results using the original design. Presently, I ...
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### How do we check MCAR, MAR in general?

Most of methods of imputations requires either MAR or MCAR. How do we check the assumption on MAR or MCAR in general? In how to check missing data is missing at random or not?, Turgeon said $H_0:MCAR$ ...
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### best use of survey data

So - I am trying to decide which resident to promote. Using their "Performance" as one metric (about 50% of their entire score) My idea was to normalize their survey score and then use that ...
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### How can survey data for a small sample be analysed?

A survey was conducted among companies regarding the prevailance of a technological device in their company. It collected categorical data and received 40 responses (from a population of 520). As the ...
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### Calibration based on the total of a variable other than the population

I've been working on some survey data using the survey package. I read the documentation available on post-stratification and calibration, however I got stuck ...
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### difference between sets of ordered categorical variables

I have two sets (S1, S2) of answers to a typical survey question with ordered categorical (discrete) answers (“strongly disagree”, “disagree”, … ,” strongly agree”). I need to test whether I should ...
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### Missing Data in Exploratory Factor Analysis due to participant's inability to respond (i.e. Not applicable)

I am a researcher working on some data analysis for a questionnaire study on the influence of environmental context on portable media listening experiences. The main section of my questionnaire ...
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### How to include replicate weights in McNemar’s Test [marcro with base weight included]

I'm trying to use the macro in this documentation (https://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings/pdfs/sgf2008/382-2008.pdf) with replicate 80 replicate weights , wt01 to wt80. The macro below ...
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### Survey response frequency doesn't match the population distribution

Let's say I ask 1,000 people a survey with 10 questions. Of these 1,000 people, 50% were men and 50% were women The number of responses, however, were as follows: Men: 100 (66.6% of responses) Women: ...
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### Can survey responses be random variables?

I am trying to analyze responses from a survey. The outcome variable is named "reading_proficiency" and is dichotomous with two values 0 and 1. The data set has 3,539 observations so the ...
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### SAS How to conduct paired t-test on off diagonal cells (proc surveymeans)

How to conduct paired t-test on off diagonal cells (proc surveymeans) Posted 45 seconds ago (3 views) Hi, I'm trying to compare same users' response in two separate years. There are many ways to ...
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### Weighting data and causal modelling

When using causal models such as difference-in-difference or propensity score matching, will weighting the data to represent the population effect the outcome (i.e., will it bias my results)?
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### How to compare two school classes with a survey?

I am doing research at a school. I want to see what effects a certain teaching method has on the students. For this I have one class which is the control group and another class in which I am applying ...
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### How to prove that a poll with 2 mutually-exclusive options converges faster than one with 3 or more answers

Disclaimer: I am kind of new to the survey analysis field, and I am pretty sure that I lack some key concepts and their namings. I will try to be clear as much as I can. I hope someone could be of ...
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### How to round mean values when imputing missing questionnaire items

When there are missing items (answers) in a questionnaire it is sometimes usual to impute them with the mean of the valid items. For example here are 3 items/question which can have a four values from ...
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### How to statistically measure the potential effectiveness of TV ads (based on customer survey data)?

My statistical knowledge is rusty, so I decided to ask this question about an analysis: let's say we have conducted a survey on our customers and have asked them how often they have watched TV in the ...
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### Gamma Frailty Cox survival model using survey data

I need to run a multilevel analysis (on two levels) using Cox frailty survival model on a survey data. My problem is how to write the design weight using the two weights needed and apply them to the ...
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### Identifying Cohorts with (Conditionally) Low Non-Response Rates

I have the following question about finding out cohorts of individuals from survey data and mitigating non-response rate. Part 1: Given Suppose you have the following set-up: There are 3 types of ...
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### calculating weights of questions on a questionnaire for an outcome variable

I am looking to improve the predictive validity of a questionnaire. The questionnaire to attempt to categorise the risk of someone developing a condition. There is a follow up 6 months later, and we ...
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### How many variables for a recommender system?

I'm creating a survey for 60 people. I'd like to measure their music, tv-series and purchasing tastes. The survey will show a number of songs. People will be asked to say if they like it (1) or not (0)...
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### Is this survey question potentially biasing downstream analyses?

I encountered a survey question of this general form (sorry, I have forgotten the citation): Are you currently taking drug class [X]? (a) No, and I do not want to take them. (b) No, but I want to. (...
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### Which statistical test to use? (Repeated measure, ordinal DV)

I ran a pilot study and now that I have the data, I've become confused on how to analyze it. Participants were simply given a list of ~50 behaviours and asked to rate on a Likert scale (1-9): ...
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### Is there a principled approach to build a Bayesian Credible Interval across an entire survey instrument?

I am conducting an opt-in online survey (read: non-probability sampling). Frequently, surveys report Margin of Error (MOE), both for specific questions and for the entire survey instrument. I know ...
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### Asking for user input from a list. Should the question order be randomized each time to reduce bias?

I have a form that allows customers to cancel a service call they have scheduled, and would like to get reasonably accurate cancellation reasons. Would I get more accurate results by leaving them in ...
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