Survey Weights: A Step-by-Step Guide to Calculation

 Survey Weights: A Step-by-Step Guide to Calculation
Survey Weights: A Step-by-Step Guide to Calculation

Richard Valliant and Jill A. Dever

Survey Weights: A Step-by-Step Guide to Calculation is the first guide geared toward Stata users that systematically covers the major steps taken in creating survey weights. These weights are used to project a sample to some larger population and can be computed for either probability or nonprobability samples. Sample designs can range from simple, single-stage samples to more complex, multistage samples, each of which may use specialised steps in weighting to account for selection probabilities, nonresponse, inaccurate coverage of a population by a sample, and auxiliary data to improve precision and compensate for coverage errors. The authors provide many examples with Stata code.

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