Bookmark and Share

Notice: On March 31, it was announced that Statalist is moving from an email list to a forum. The old list will shut down at the end of May, and its replacement, statalist.org is already up and running.


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: st: looking for more efficient programming for randomly shuffling list of numbers


From   Steve Samuels <sjsamuels@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: looking for more efficient programming for randomly shuffling list of numbers
Date   Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:03:26 -0400

Evelyn, I see a problem with your proposed selection scheme:  If there
are say, three eligible people in a HH, and that HH is assigned
sticker "17", who are you going to select?  For  valid methods,  see
Section 4.,9 "Selecting Persons within Households" of  Robert Groves
et al (2009). Survey Methodology, 2nd Ed, Wiley, pp 134-137  and pp.
"Procedures for Selecting the Respondent", p. 128 of Lu Ann Aday
(2006), Designing and Conducting Health Surveys: a Comprehensive
Guide, Jossey--Bass, 3rd (and earlier) editions,

Steve

-- 
Steven Samuels
sjsamuels@gmail.com
18 Cantine's Island
Saugerties NY 12477
USA
Voice: 845-246-0774
Fax:    206-202-4783


> --- On Thu, 26/8/10, Evelyn Ersanilli wrote:
> For a survey I need to make stickers that can be used to
> randomly select respondents within a household.
> These stickers should contain the numbers 1-20 in a random
> order (most households will have less than 20 members). Each
> sticker should have its own random order, though it is not a
> problem if by chance some stickers are the same. The
> stickers should be generated in such a way that each order
> of numbers 1-20 should be possible and equally likely.
>
*
*   For searches and help try:
*   http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search
*   http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq
*   http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/


© Copyright 1996–2014 StataCorp LP   |   Terms of use   |   Privacy   |   Contact us   |   Site index