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Project 3: Weighting a Personnel Survey

  • Richard Valliant
  • Jill A. Dever
  • Frauke Kreuter
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Part of the Statistics for Social and Behavioral Sciences book series (SSBS)

Abstract

This project requires the development of survey weights and an analysis file for a survey of U.S. military personnel. Members of the military reserves were asked a variety of questions about job satisfaction. Specific tasks include: (1) develop the design weights for this single-stage stratified simple random sample; (2) specify the mapping of response status codes into the general categories—eligible respondent, eligible nonrespondent, ineligible, or unknown; (3) apply weight adjustments to the design weights to address bias; (4) tabulate population means and standard errors using the resulting analysis weights; and (5) summarize the weight methodology within a final report targeted to a fictitious client.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Valliant
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jill A. Dever
    • 3
  • Frauke Kreuter
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  3. 3.RTI InternationalWashington, DCUSA
  4. 4.University of MannheimMannheimGermany

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