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Issues in Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data

November 28, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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One event on November 30, 2017 at 9:00am

Modern Languages Building (MLB), Room 2001B

This 2-half day workshop will provide participants with an introductory overview of issues frequently encountered when conducting secondary analyses of data collected from sample surveys with complex multi-stage designs (e.g. PSID, NHANES, NHIS, MEPS), including design-based weight determination, software choice, and proper analysis methods.  The workshop is not intended for participants looking to design a survey, but rather for participants who have a desire to analyze complex sample survey data.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Recognizing a sample with a complex design
  • Calculation of sample weights based on sample designs / non-response / post-stratification
  • Calculation of new weights for subgroups / longitudinal analyses
  • Weighted vs. unweighted analyses
  • Calculation of correct confidence intervals for sample estimates
  • Hypothesis Testing based on sample estimates
  • Design Effects
  • Software packages capable of complex sample survey data analysis
  • Common analysis methods (linear modeling, descriptive statistics), interpretation of results
  • Approaches to handling missing data
  • Examples using real survey data


November 28, 2017
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Some experience in SAS or Stata is desirable, but not required. Background in applied statistical analysis recommended.
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Brady West