Using Weights in the Analysis of Survey Data. David R. Johnson Department of Sociology Population Research Institute The Pennsylvania State University November 2008. What is a Survey Weight?. A value assigned to each case in the data file.
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
David R. Johnson
Department of Sociology
Population Research Institute
The Pennsylvania State University
Census report is used to find the gender distribution in the population (50% female).
This is compared to the gender distribution in the sample of completed interviews (60% female.
Problem: What if you have more than one characteristic to balance with the population?
NOT RECOMMENDED. Will usually not yield good weights.