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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 to pool variables that rarely occur, particularly with respect to survey data

From the text : Multiple Correspondents Analysis by Brigette LeRoux very infrequent categories of active variables need to be pooled with others when feasible The text doesn't explain how this ...
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How many observations need to be in place for multiple correspondence analysis with a particular number of questions/categories

I'm wondering about how many observations need to be in place for a particular set of questions. If I have data as follows: ...
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Creating a single scale using multiple variables

Hello everyone I am new to the forum. I have a question about how to operationalize variables in survey data. So, The survey asks respondents to give their opinion on a number of issues. There are 6 ...
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How many hours do you sleep on workday? [on hold]

Please find time and answer this question. I really appreciate it.
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Can Crombach's alpha be used to argue for the representativeness of non-probability sample?

My understanding is that Crombach's alpha measures the reliability of survey items in a scale, when they are supposed to be a measure of a construct or concept. However, I'm reading a non-published ...
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Multiple regression for a questionnaire study

Let's say I have a study in which I send a 100 people a questionnaire in which the dependent variable is binary, such as "does x, y and z correlate with whether a person is obese or not obese". Would ...
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If the total population consists of 6 retail groups, and I only manage to secure permission to run my survey from four of them, how valid is my study?

I am a first-time post-graduate student in an apparel design field, and I don’t understand statistics very well. I am doing a study on the adoption of 3D apparel design software by major apparel ...
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Does a class survey count as a random sampling?

If we had a class of 200 people and we made a survey in which anyone in the class can choose to participate or not, does this count as random sampling? I feel like it's not, but I can't put it into ...
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Validity and Reliablity Multiple Choice Question Questionnaire

I gave questionnaires to 7-8-year-old children to answer questions about oral health knowledge. I've already collected the data but I'm still confused with validity and the reliability in SPSS. I ...
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Is a Kolmogorov-Smirnov test appropriate for this use case?

I have two surveys out right now, both with approximately 200K responses. After looking at their descriptive statistics, one of them seem to be getting slightly higher ratings (type int; range(0-5)). ...
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Survey Question Validity

I have a survey that asks the user to report their debt from their undergraduate education and their debt from their graduate education. I intend to add these two averages to measure their average ...
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Can I use Pearson's or Spearman's on a Likert-style survey?

I am doing a follow up survey to a previous study. It has to do with scientific news stories, seeing if exposure to the news story changes a negative behavior of theirs. For example, exposure to a ...
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Analyzing a survey with branch logic

I'm interested in analyzing a survey with conditional/branching questions. All the questions are answered with Yes/No, but some some of the questions are follow-up questions after a main topic ...
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multilevel regression and poststratification mrp

I have some survey data. I want to calculate a regression with a stratified sample of this data. Because of the stratification, the sample size gets really small. Due to this, the standard error of ...
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Survey data : calibrate result according to number of response

I ll do my best to explain the situation. I'm trying to rank X supermarkets according to their performance. I've done a survey with a set of Y clients and obtained an average grade for each ...
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How to run svy: regress in R or get R-squared in R for complex survey data

I am trying to get r-squared, or explained variation, in a complex survey data using a linear regression (OLS). In Stata, this can be done by using svy: regress. In R, however, when I use 'survey' ...
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Statistical Test for Employee Engagement Relative to Benchmark

I have a set of employee engagement survey results scored on a Likert scale from one company. There approximately ten survey questions. Typically there are a few hundred responses per company. I ...
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How do I create survey weights without sampling design data?

Suppose I have a survey for which data was collected conveniently, but there aren't weights present. The data set does have features like demographic data (e.g. age, gender, urban/rural location, ...
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How to deal with participants who fail comprehension checks non-randomly

Let's say I'm running a study evaluating the effects of time pressure on some decision making task. I add a comprehension check to ensure participants understand the task they are about to complete, ...
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Discrepancy scores: Pre-post non-experimental survey design

I'm designing a study in a health clinic in which patients complete pre- and post-visit measures of perceived physician behaviors. I'm assuming an expectancy violations model (the difference between ...
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R survey sackage method for replicating SUDAAN proc crosstabs SEROW [closed]

I have been using SUDAAN's proc crosstabs to generated weighted crosstabs, percentages, and standard errors for counts and percentages. I'm trying to replicate this functionality in R and have gotten ...
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What type of research design is this?

I would like to work on a study regarding satisfaction level of of the students on school services. I am planning to conduct a survey. After I'll get the survey results, I would like to interview few ...
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What is a reasonable sample size for median statistics?

I am asking this question because of a recent question on Skeptics.SE and a 2015 study by Duke University and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. This question is based on the study. In a Boston ...
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Questionnaire with branching

In my questionnaire survey, I will first ask respondents if they choose an action x based on a certain scenario or vignett. Then, I will ask those who did not choose the action x if they choose an ...
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Survey Data in General linear Models

I have survey data and a collection of covariates. I have a few questions. I am wanting to predict a dependent continuous variable with GLM (Ancova) Is it necessary for this dependent variable to ...
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Regressing age-specific outcome for individuals born in successive years from biennial longitudinal survey

My question is about a regression model. I am using longitudinal survey data on individuals born in successive years that is collected every two years (in even years) from interviews. I want to ...
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Within subject regression in forecasting problem

I have asked survey participants to make a forecast of 12 different stocks. S_i with i=1, 2, ..., 12 The participants had to make their forecast based on price charts that showed the daily returns of ...
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Variable reduction method for factor variables

I have answers from 16 multiple-choice questions, each with 4 unordered options, and I would like to apply a dimensionality reduction method on them. I was thinking of going for PCA, but then I ...
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Should I standardize questionnaire responses prior to reliability analysis?

I have a multiple questionnaires with responses on Likert scales. They differ in that some are rated on a 7p scale, and others on a 5p scale. I would like to look at the reliability of each scale as ...
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Dealing with significance in multiple variables from multiple choice questions

So, I created two models that can generate some kind of list and asked people some questions regarding their preferences about these lists. For example: Which list scores the highest in feature 1? A: ...
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How many answers are needed to consider that a survey represents the opinion of a group?

Context I'm preparing a survey that will be sent to a group of people that have attended an event. I will send the survey to all participants (310 people). I cannot force them to answer the questions,...
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Multiple risk ratio analysis or single multiple logistic regression for survey

I was asked by a doctoral student to analyze the answers to an old questionnaire her lab has and would like to publish the results of. There are a few questions with regards to animal care and disease ...
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Guessing the gender of someone submitting a multiple choice questionnaire

If I have 100 people fill out a multiple choice questionnaire (containing 10 questions with 5 answer choices for each question) and the respondent writes their gender on their questionnaire, what is ...
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Questionnaire - clustering of ordinal data

I have the following kind of results from a questionnaire. Here, are 4 questions(Q1-Q4) and 7 respondents. The respondents have scored with 3 the most likely event and 0 the least likely. ...
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Determine if two total values from different surveys are significantly different

I have the responses from two surveys, one from this year and one from last year. Respondents could select what kind of organization they belong to (e.g., Library). I have only been given the total ...
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questionnaire item exclusion criteria

I have compiled a questionnaire consisting of items which aim to measure different aspects of elevator and staircase use. The main idea when composing the items was that it would be the most ...
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Using Chi-Square-Test for single item likert type hypothesis testing?

I conducted a Survey to find reasons why firms invest in a specific asset. I asked them in a Likert-question if different aspects are a reason to invest in [asset]. The Response for each aspect can be:...
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Visualizing correlation between the answers of a multiple-choice question

I have created a multiple-choice poll that asks respondents to select their favourite movie genres. The poll is very basic, it lists various movie genres by name - drama, sci-fi, action, etc. - and ...
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Difference between Two groups of pairwise comparisons

I am making process for two surveys. Each survey has random pairwise comparison lists. Suppose we have three items, A/B/C. Each user can see the pairwise comparison set like A vs B, B vs C, C vs A ...
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Survey experiment analysis, mixed treatments?

So I have a strange survey experiment I'd like to analyze. There are a total of 10 questions in two different question formats. I'd like to test whether the question format matters for the answer ...
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comparing satisfaction rankings over time

looking for some analytics inspiration. If I have a list of satisfaction rankings (0 to 100) for one year. In future years I will recollect the data. What are some nice ways to present the data now ...
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Item sampling techniques to reduce processing time for questionnaire

I have a well-crafted draft of a questionnaire, containing 240 items. The average processing time is 20 secs per item, so the entire questionnaire would take around 1 hour 20 min to complete. I want ...
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How to ask survey participants whether they want to buy, not buy, sell or keep a product?

In my survey I am trying to find out whether participants want to buy, not buy, keep or sell a stock. Right now I have designed the survey in way that 50% of the participants need to answer whether ...
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Should I run an ANOVA between groups on each question from a questionnaire?

I have asked one group of participants their views on 2 different forms of recruitment. They answer 19 identical Likert scale questions for each form, of the 19 questions there are 5 themes. My idea ...
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Why it is important to make survey design object (svydesign function in R with id, strata, weights, fpc) from raw data and after clean data in object?

I am planning to analyse a survey. I have been told that if I clean the data (e.g. data subsetting, value recoding, creating new variables from existing etc.) and afterwards create a survey design ...
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Correct use of the sample weights in a complex survey design for association analysis (Logit OR)

I've doubts about the correct use of sample weights in the NHANES survey, which uses a complex, multistage probability sampling design (1). I'm aware about the importance of the use of the sample ...
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How to determine the proper number of samples for development/test set in machine learning

I would like to know if there is a statistical/empirical method to determine the proper number of samples for development/test set used for testing the generalized ability of a machine learning model. ...
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Estimation of outcomes when sampling coverage is limited

Set-up: Suppose I have communities $i = 1, \cdots, I$ with individuals $j = 1, \cdots, J_i$, and these $\{J_i\}$ and $I$ are known. I have individual-level covariates $X_{ij}$ and binary outcome $Y_{...
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Behavioural mapping and correlation

I want to correlate data gathered from a survey to data gathered from behaviour mapping, which is a type of systematic observation. My point is: considering same population but different samples, can ...
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How does one obtain a standard error estimate of the difference between a direct and conventional estimates in a combined list experiment?

Background Aronow, Coppock, Crawford, and Green (2015) discuss a "combined list experiment." For background, this is used when surveying questions that might be prone to social desirability biases. ...