# 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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### Partial correlation coefficient with complex survey data

I am working with complex survey data and trying to find a way to estimate a partial correlation coefficient based on a complex survey design. Is anyone familiar with an R package or function to ...
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### Help translating STATA code to R syntax [closed]

I am struggling with translating some STATA code for scoring a mental health questionnaire from STATA code to R code. The original code (in SPSS, STATA and SAS) is available online. Specifically, I ...
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### Logit model marginal effects with survey data

I would like to estimate marginal effects with a logit model: How much is a person likely to work ("work") depending on the categorical variable "tier". I transformed "tier" into a factor variable. My ...
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### Would OLS be just as good as OLR for analyzing this survey?

I want to use a regression in survey analysis, to determine the extent to which a variety of ordinal (and a few nominal) independent variables predict a variety of ordinal dependent variables. My ...
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### Korn and Graubard Confidence Intervals for complex survey data

NHANES has posted a tutorial for recommendation of analysing their data. They suggest using the Korn and Graubard confidence limits and provide the equations below.(The hyperlink to the NHANES ...
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### Which model to use for analyzing complex survey data (Regression, Random Forest …) [duplicate]

I have a sample of $15,000$ households (survey on households' expenditures) of which only 3% have zero consumption. I would like to explain electricity expenditures (Elec_exp_hh) by total household ...
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### Which model to use for analyzing complex expenditure survey data (Regression, ML …)

I have a sample of $15,000$ households (survey on households' expenditures) of which only 3% have zero consumption. I would like to explain electricity expenditures (Elec_exp_hh) by income (TAExp_hh) ...
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### Likert scale question as a dependent variable

I have a questionnaire with many items. The researcher defined several items to be dependent variables of interest for analysis. Some of them are represented by a single likert scale question with a , ...
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### How to determine the accuracy and variance in categorical survey data responses?

I've conducted a survey where I have shown citizens images of transect squares placed in a field. For each image of a transect square, I've asked citizens to i) count the number of beetles (a ...
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### Is a non stratified survey sample 70,000 people sufficient to make conclusions about a population of 12 million people?

Is a survey with a sample size of 70,000 people sufficient to make conclusions about a population of 12 million people when there is no way to ensure that the sample is stratified sample where the ...
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### Transforming between estimates of mean and total (complex survey design)

I want to calculate the relative fraction of schools classified as E(lementary), M(iddle), and H(igh) from a complex survey. I do this using the survey package in R:...
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### Assessing the significance of a change in two surveys

I have the following case: My company hired a company to conduct two surveys each time asking about 800 people whether they know my company or not (binary result). The first survey was conducted ...
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### Is Cochran's Q test appropriate?

I'm using survey data to determine if related groups have significant differences on two non-repeated measures. IVs: 3 groups of respondents (faculty, staff, students) DVs: Wanting to compare ...
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### Pooled Panel Data Regression and Questions on “Missing Values”

Lets say i want to identify the effect of some categorical variables x1 x2 x3 on a numeric y. I got data from 3 waves on the same individuals, but there are missing values on some variables because of ...
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### Validate hypotheses from individual questions

A survey was conducted that includes 3 questions related to the same hypothesis that we want to validate. These 3 questions are essentially the same question, formulated in three different ways. They ...
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### Determing in a survey which people have likely lied [closed]

You have data for each person on their BMI, age, weight, etc... (it doesnt actually matter, just a number of variables on their characteristics). You then ask people to fill out a survey whether ...
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### Weighted Survey Predicted Probabilities

I have a question about calculating prevalence using predicted probabilities from a survey weighted generalized linear model. Say my goal was to calculate the prevalence of a binary outcome using the ...
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### Method for Calculating Average Square Footage of Single Floor for Homes in US

I am working on a project that requires me to estimate the average square footage of a single floor for houses in the US. I am interesting in profiling the 95th percentile and what square footage this ...
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### Poisson standard errors with survey replicate weights

I'm currently trying to model some data on income using Poisson regression. The data comes from a survey where I have been provided with bootstrap replicate weights. What I'm trying to do is fit the ...
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### Extrapolating survey results for a larger data set

I have a set of survey results in Excel for a sample of "customers" which asks for their income. This is chosen from defined ranges such as "Less than 10k", "10k to 15k", "16 to 20k", etc. The sample ...
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### Questionnaire to predict physical activity - scale?

We defined a questionnaire which gives great ICC, correlation, BA-plots etc. compared to the nowadays used questionnaires. We want to improve it a little more, but I can't find literature/method for ...
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### Predict satisfaction score given a shift of Service Level Agreement

I would like to make predictions for Overall Satisfaction based on a shift of Service Level Agreement (SLA). I have number of days taken to complete a single ...
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### Chi square for pass fail survey test

I am trying to perform a statistical test on a survey I did. From my search, I found that Chi-square is the appropriate statistic for such data in the form of pass/fail. The test basically is 3 ...
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### How to compare the results of surveys for two different type of users

I am working on an online store as analyst. We are constantly running a satisfaction survey (rated -3 to 3). The response rate is very low (10%). We want to compare the results of surveys between ...
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### Comparing Sample to Weighted Population Estimate

I'd like to compare an outcome (% of people who experience some event) in a sample we collected locally (N is about 1,000) to national (US) estimates. I have estimated frequencies/percentages, ...
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### What is a “symbolically nested” model?

survey::anova.svyglm is a method of anova() that does model comparison for survey data. The details section of the documentation ...
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### Creating a survey weights variable

I'm a survey weight novice, and I'm trying to implement survey weights in an analysis for the first time. Let's say I have some variable of interest, X, in a dataset but that dataset provides no ...
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### Benchmarking direct and indirect estimates

Background Suppose I have parameters $\theta_1, \cdots, \theta_m$ which represent some quantity of interest in areas $1, \cdots, m$. For example, this may be the median income in zip code $i$. I have ...
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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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### 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 ...