[R] Survey questions

From: Farley, Robert <FarleyR_at_metro.net>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 15:48:18 -0700

First the R question. I have the results of a rather large survey
(thousands of forms, each with dozens of questions) with some existing
weights and expansion factors. I wish to add additional weighting factors, based on new information that elements of certain variables should appear in certain proportions. Where should I look in R to develop what is essentially an N-dimensional balancing process. I'd like to develop new weighting factors, without disturbing the existing weightings/expansion.    

Now the statistics question. Is this appropriate? Where can I find a nearly entry level discussion of the statistical ramifications of this? Is it possible (proper) to re-survey a population to obtain new weights
(for previously un-weighted responses) for an original survey?

Thanks in advance,          

Robert Farley


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