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st: Re: multistage sample survey and coding


From   r <ratnayakerc@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: multistage sample survey and coding
Date   Sun, 13 Nov 2011 18:34:58 -0500

Hi all,

Thank you very much for the responses. I'll be consulting those
resources you listed and informing the analysis accordingly.

All the best

Ruwan

On Sat, Sep 24, 2011 at 4:42 AM, r <ratnayakerc@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Statalisters,
>
> I am new to multistage sampling and surveys with Stata and would like
> to get a sense if I am on the right track with my coding.
>
> I have survey data from a three stage cluster survey that demarcates
> the following stages: District (1), Village (2), Household (3). The
> districts and villages were both selected proportional to population
> sizes.
>
> Would this be the correct coding for setting the parameters of the
> survey design?
> If so, why is the second sampling unit (village) not included in svy
> description of the sampling stages?
>
> . svyset district, vce(linearized) singleunit(missing) || village|| _n
>
> (When entered, this following is returned:)
>
> Note: stage 1 is sampled with replacement; all further stages will be ignored
>
>      pweight: <none>
>          VCE: linearized
>  Single unit: missing
>     Strata 1: <one>
>         SU 1: district
>        FPC 1: <zero>
>
> Many thanks in advance for your thoughts.
>
>
> Ruwan
>

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