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Re: st: Sample Wegihts

From   "G. Dai" <>
Subject   Re: st: Sample Wegihts
Date   Tue, 9 Mar 2010 11:24:24 -0800

hi Jason, I thinks it really hinges on if the 5% sample and the extra
samples are acquired under the same
survey design. If this is true, you can generate the same weight using the
method applied in the 5% sample.
If not, then you should not try to impute any weights since different
surveys have different designs and we can't compare
an apple with an orange.

On Tue, Mar 9, 2010 at 10:35 AM, Jason Dean, Mr

> I have a quick question. I currently have a 5% random sample of Canada. I
> also have 4 extra random samples of only the four largest urban cities (I
> have dropped duplicate observations between samples).
> What is the best strategy to include these extra samples and keep the
> sample representative of the country. I intend to conditon on these cities
> with dummy variable in my regression.  However, I would prefer to use sample
> weights but I am not sure the best way to go about creating them. Any
> suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Jason
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