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Simultaneous Raking of Survey Weights at Multiple Levels

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Kolenikov, Stanislav; Hammer, Heather

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Abstract "This paper discusses the problem of creating general purpose calibrated survey weights when the control totals data exist at different levels of aggregation, such as households and individuals. We present and compare three different methods. The first does the weighting in two stages, using only the household data, and then only the individual data. The second redefines targets at the individual level, if possible, and uses these targets to calibrate only the individual level weights. The third uses multipliers of household size to produce household level weights that simultaneously calibrate to the individual level totals. We discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches, including control total data accessibility and available software from the perspective a survey statistician working outside of a national statistical organization. We conclude by outlining directions for further research." (author's abstract)
Keywords survey research; weighting; simulation; sample; comparison of methods; data capture; private household; response behavior
Classification Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods
Free Keywords calibration; raking
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
Page/Pages 11 p.
Journal Survey Methods: Insights from the Field (2015)
Issue topic Weighting: Practical Issues and 'How to' Approach
ISSN 2296-4754
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works