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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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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List Experiment “ictreg.joint” error: “log-likelihood is not monotonically increasing”

I'm trying to use "ictreg.joint" function in "list" package in R by Imai and Blair to use the predicted responses from the list experiment as the explanatory variable to analyze an outcome variable. ...
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Mixing up the order/coding in a likert-scale survey

I am making a survey and some questions are on a 5 point likert scale. I vaguely remember (or misremember) that it is sometimes useful to mix up the coding for example: Q1 Smart ooooo Dumb Q2 ...
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Survey design for multilevel models

I am trying to fit a multilevel model with complex survey design data in Stata. However, my model levels do not correspond to my survey design stages. My survey design is based on sal primary ...
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Likert scale vs Dichotomous. Please suggest

As per my understanding dichotomous response (Agree vs Disagree) has much better Power than Likert scale, because it is possible to do Fisher's exact test on 2-way contingency table, while such tests ...
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Post hoc test after Chi square, please advise

I am analyzing a questionnaire survey data about online learning receptibility across different age groups. I have 4 age groups, and each has its % acceptance of the online learning susceptibility. ...
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Should I maximize the number of respondent (total or per strata), or the similarity between the sample and the general population?

I want to conduct a market research survey. I want to interpret results for both the general population, which is very large, and also for age and household income subgroups. With the limited budget ...
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Error with pool() during multivariage multiple missing impuation with mice package [closed]

Someone who is an expert! I am a new learner about missing data imputation using R and mice package. Thank you in advance for your response. I encountered an error with pool(), I cannot find any ...
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How to test which factors are responsible for a change in a variable over time?

I have survey data from two waves: one in 2019, one in 2020. There is a large change in one of the survey answers, and I would like to test which respondent characteristics are responsible for that ...
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What statistical test should I use for a two-test in-group likert scale study?

Participants will take the following survey (with likert-scale questions) twice under two different conditions. What kind of significance test should I perform? I was thinking a t-test, but feel that ...
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Determine characteristics of test raters who systematically score higher or lower on a series of items

I have a survey that asks for respondents' subjective view on the presence of a marker (1/0). I have approximately 50 respondents and 40 marker questions. I want to tell what respondent ...
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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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How to decide SE clustering unit?

I am working with survey panel data. I believe I should be clustering standard error, but I am confused as to which would be the right dimension. Is there a way to make an informed choice (by looking ...
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What type of algorithm should I use to analyse questionnaires answers?

Let's say I have a questionnaire, part of it are multiple-choice answers. The person answering may answer (a), (b) or (c) for the first question, then (a), (b), (c), (d), (e) or (f) for the second ...
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Logistic regression interpretation (multiple dependent variables)

I'm running logistic regressions in R, for a survey I did. I have a binary categorical variable (i.e. expectation of participants regarding a risk-return tradeoff) as the dependent variable. I want ...
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Wilcoxon signed rank test for likert data and composite scores

I have a survey where I used seven point Likert scale for all the questions. With 1 being Completely disagree to 7 meaning Completely agree. I wanted to combine multiple questions (let's say 7 of ...
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Can I analyse my RQ with my panel data or do I have to transform it?

I am in a finance & accounting study and we are doing some research in my minor. I normaly do not have to deal with panel data. My question is if I should consider panel data analysis with my RQ ...
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Rules for number of predictor variables in complex survey data

I know there is the event per variable ratio of 10 to 1 for a regression analysis, where you should have ten event for every predictor in your model. I was wondering what the rules are for a complex ...
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Questions about R survey package

I have to use the R "survey" package and want to be sure to understand it. I simulated data where the sample comes from a simple random sampling process. When I compare the result of the Pearson's ...
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Analysing survey data

I would appreciate folks' thoughts on my proposed analysis. There are two waves of survey data, the first administered in 2016 and then 2017. In the survey, there are 20 questions. For both waves, ...
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Pre and Post Survey Analysis in ANOVA Excel

I have a small end size of 6 participants. They all took the pre and post survey that had 10 questions with ranges associated with them. I did not ID the participants. I am wondering how to plug this ...
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Multiple Choice Survey - Confidence Intervals

I'm doing an analysis with survey data and have questions in the format: From the following set of K e.g. 5 items, pick up to ...
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Is conversion of binary variables to Likert scales considered valid?

I am developing a questionnaire for my PhD and plan to use established scales. To make the items fit my research questions, I make minor changes in words. I plan to ask all questions with the possible ...
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Is this a valid factor analysis approach for validating a multi-domain survey?

I am developing a new instrument consisting of items grouped into defined domains (constructs), such as personality traits. Each construct is measured through a set of 4-6 items (questions). To ...
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How to calculate the confidence interval of median survival time using complex data

Can someone please help me with the r code to use to obtain the median survival times with confidence intervals of complex survey data (for both grouped and combined data).
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Significance test for mean predicted probabilities between two groups

I have survey weighted predicted probabilities from a multivariate Poisson regression, and calculated the adjusted prevalence difference of my outcome between two groups using the predictions. While ...
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What test is appropriate to analyse the repeated binary outcome survey results?

I have prepared three survey questions and possible options for the participants are binary, that is "yes" or "no". I repeated the survey before and after an event and the results are presented in ...
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Multilevel analysis of survey data

I am trying to conduct a multilevel analysis of data from PISA 2018 survey but I am not quite sure how to proceed with the formulation of my model. The data I am using could be downloaded from: https:/...
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Analyzing survey data

I have survey data in which students rate their beliefs on a likert scale (1 to 5) about certain items related to teaching. The instrument has four sub scales. Students took this survey at six ...
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How do I find required sample size for my survey given the data I have from my pilot survey?

I have a data set which has a boolean variable (the question being 'Have you been the recipient of a blood transfusion?') it has either yes or no as the output. I currently have 118 replies to this ...
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Confused about population and sample size

Let me just start by saying that I am no statistician and might be misinterpreting some concepts, and appreciate all the help I can get with this problem. I creating a survey, in which participants ...
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Prevalence estimate within clustered sample?

This study has a one stage clustered sample of households, there are 707 households and everyone in the household is included so the total n=2272. I would like to find the prevalence of positive ...
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Identify relations inbetween categorical and ordinal/continuous variables

I'm evaluating a survey regarding the opinion. Now I check for relations/similarities inbetween the independent variables. My German workbook names the following condition for a Spearman rank ...
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Imputation in complex survey design

I need to impute values in a dataset that will be analyzed using a complex survey design. I am currently planning on using a random forest method, but would like to ask this question in both the ...
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Random Effects Model Suitable for Analysing Survey Data?

I have a large survey dataset covering 13 countries and am interested in finding out how each respondent's index score differs according to their age, gender and marriage status. I would like to know ...
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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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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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