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Re: st: Population size in survey data


From   daniel.sager@web.de
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Population size in survey data
Date   Thu, 18 Jul 2002 09:15:20 +0200

I think Lees Sieswerdas reply helped me. Thanks a lot ! Reason for 
using population size ? Basically I just wondered, where stata "svy" 
output took the population size from (Second I need it for weighting 
purposes). 

Kind regards

Daniel 



On 17 Jul 2002 at 13:08, Richard Goldstein wrote:

> Unless you want to make a finite population correction, and even that
> needs some justification, I see no reason for including the population
> size; maybe you could tell us why you want to include the population
> size and that would help us answer you.
> 
> Rich
> 
> daniel.sager@web.de wrote:
> > 
> > Dear Statalist
> > 
> > I'm new to stata and am working with survey data. Can anyone tell me,
> > how I can tell stata the population size from which my sample is drawn
> > ? I couldn't find it in the svy... commands and all examples show
> > population size = ... , but it is never written as an input in a command.
> > 
> > Regards
> > 
> > Daniel
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