Questions tagged [survey-weights]

survey weights are used when data are collected according to a probability sampling design with unequal probabilities of selection and/or response

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Recommend references on survey sample weighting

Let's aim for some at an introductory level, some articles and some textbooks. Applied is more helpful, including R code is great. Thanks!
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What is calibration?

What does it mean to calibrate survey weights? Also, what are other definitions of calibration in statistics? I have heard it used in several contexts, particularly risk prediction (referring to ...
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Using post-stratification weights in R survey package

I am analyzing a dataset that has a variable for post-stratification weights. As this is a complex survey, the plan is to use the R survey package. I have been ...
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Stratified survey calculations by hand and with survey package don't agree. Simulation results

Bounty info: I originally emailed Thomas Lumley at an old email address. He did respond to an email to his new address. Note: Long post (lots of code) I can’t seem to replicate the results of the <...
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Why do R and SPSS give different SEs (complex survey with weights)?

My colleague and I are working with complex survey data (i.e., with weights). He is doing the analysis in SPSS, and I am trying to double-check his work, but I use R. We have a binary explanatory ...
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Calculate confidence levels of a stratified sample with missing units

I'm conducting a stratified survey among health institutions; 700 units were allocated into one of the 30 strata designed to reflect the proportionality of the population. However, it's been difficult ...
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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 ...