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Re: st: pweight or fweight?


From   Andrea Bennett <mac.stata@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: pweight or fweight?
Date   Mon, 8 Sep 2008 18:50:09 +0200

Thank you so much for your explanation. This helps a lot!

However, I cannot really say much more about the data at the moment, only that due to be able to compare my results to another paper which uses such an approach I wanted to try it out, myself. But you are right, these are supposed to be post-stratification weights. As far as I know, the whole sample did already take into account other characteristics. There is over-sampling for a handful of state (if I remember correctly, this was due to another research group wanting to rely on the same data).


Many thanks again!

Andrea


On Sep 8, 2008, at 6:21 PM, Steven Samuels wrote:


However I have doubts about the utility of this whole effort. Perhaps Andrea will tell us more about the sample and the study and about the reasons for choosing these particular weights. Why weight for state population, for example, but not for age, gender, or other characteristics.
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