Re: [R] Survey questions

From: Farley, Robert <FarleyR_at_metro.net>
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 15:54:06 -0700

I found and loaded the "survey" package. ?rake and ?postStratify seem promising. Are there other packages/procedures I've missed? Are there online references that an R newbie could use to feel comfortable applying these procedures to a survey? How about a reference discussing the details of designing a "post survey survey" to generate additional weights?    

Thanks in advance,      

Robert Farley

Metro

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From: Farley, Robert
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 15:48
To: 'r-help_at_r-project.org'
Subject: Survey questions

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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