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# Re: st: sampling program help

 From george joseph <[email protected]> To [email protected] Subject Re: st: sampling program help Date Wed, 5 Jan 2011 11:34:26 -0500

```Dear Staz,

Thank you for your help. But still, I need to use the prone_flood
variable in allocating  the sansads in a particular manner. Let me try
to explain more clearly as I made a mistake in my explanation in the
previous mail. Now we have the sample size to be drawn from each
category (1-4. given by the generated samplesize variable) Now the
issue of alocation based on prone_flood variable comes in.

The prone_flood variable is coded 1-4 and more weight should be given
to 4 then 3 and then 2 and then 1.  We need to choose in such a way
that from each GP, those with higher codes are selected first. that is

So, from each GP, the sansads should be selected as follows based on
the prone_flood variable. If samplesize is 4, select 2 sansands from
those which are coded 4 (prone_flood variable) and one each from those
sansads which are coded 3 and 2.
If the samplesize is 3, select 2 from those which are coded 4 and 1
from those which are coded 3 .
If the samplesize is 2, select 2 from those which are coded 4

If the samplesize is 1, select 1 from those which are coded 4.

However, the problem arises when one particular category of sansads
say those coded 4 (prone_flood variable) are absent.Ideally we should
go to the next category coded 3, choose 2 sansads from them and then
choose one each from those coded 2 and 1 respectively.

Any help on this problem will be really appreciated.

Thanks.
George

For each GP, the procedure is as follows: If the samplesize is 1, we
should  select 1 sansad from the GP from those sansads which are coded
4 based on prone_flood variable. If none is coded 4, we should select
one sansad which is coded 3 from among those which are coded 3. If
none is coded 3, we should select one sansad which is coded 2 from
among those which are coded 2. And finally, If none is coded 2, we
should select one sansad which is coded 1 from among those which are
coded 1.

To continue,: If the samplesize is 4, we should  select 2 sansads from
the GP from those sansads which are coded 4 based on prone_flood
variable. If none is coded 4, we should select two sansads which is
coded 3 from among those which are coded 3. If none is coded 3, we
should select two sansads which is coded 2 from among those which are
coded 2. And finally, If none is coded 2, we should select all four
sansads which is coded 1 from among those which are coded 1.

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 5:27 PM, Stas Kolenikov <[email protected]> wrote:
> This is a starting point (it ignores the prone_flood variable, as I
> could not understand how you use it):
>
> recode tot_sansad (8/12=1) (13/14=2) (15/16=3) (17/20=4), gen( samplesize)
>
> generate rnd = uniform()
>
> bysort gp (rnd) : gen byte tosample = (_n <= samplesize)
>
> keep if tosample
>
> On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 3:45 PM, george joseph <[email protected]> wrote:
>>   Hi,
>> I would like to have your help with writing a program to resolve  the
>> following sampling issue I have
>> I have data on 223 sansads  ( sansad_id) in 19 GPs . The variable
>> prone_flood_cyclone (1-4) indicates
>> the strength of floods and cyclones in the sansads and tot_sansads
>> indicates the total number of sansads in each GP.
>>
>> I would like to draw a sample of 55 sansads in the following manner.
>> 1) The sample should contain sansads from all 19 GPS
>> 2) If the  total number of sansads (tot_sansads) in a GP is less than
>> 12, we should draw one sansad, if  tot_sansads is between 13 and 14,
>> we should draw 2 sansads, if  tot_sansads is between 15 and 16,  we
>> should draw 3 sansads, and if  tot_sansads is between 17 and 20, we
>>
>> The following is the METHOD OF ALLOCATION of the number of SANSADs in
>> each of the  GPs giving OVER-WEIGHTAGE to SANSADs Prone to floods,
>> cyclones etc.
>> If the
>> Total number of SANSADs in one GP   :8-12
>> Number of SANSADs   to be selected : 1
>> Method of Allocation ( based on ne_flood_cyclone)
>>       1 to be selected from Code’4 ‘. If Code 4 is ‘NIL’, than 1
>> from Code ‘3’. If Code 3 is also’ NIL’,   then 1 from Code’2’. If Code
>> 2 is also ‘NIL’, then 1from Code ‘1’.
>>
>> if
>> Total number of SANSADs in one GP   :13-14
>> Number of SANSADs   to be selected : 2
>> Method of Allocation ( based on prone_flood_cyclone)
>>       1 from Code ‘4’+from Code’3’ – otherwise, follow the sequence
>> as in sl.1.
>> if
>> Total number of SANSADs in one GP   :15-16
>> Number of SANSADs   to be selected : 3
>> Method of Allocation ( based on prone_flood_cyclone)
>>       1from Code’4’ +1from Code’3’+1 from Code’2’- otherwise, follow
>> the sequence as in sl.1.
>> and if
>> Total number of SANSADs in one GP   :17-20
>> Number of SANSADs   to be selected : 4
>> Method of Allocation ( based on prone_flood_cyclone)
>>       2from Code’4’+1 from Code’3’+ 1from Code’2’ -
>> otherwise, follow the sequence as in sl.1.
>>
>> Could you let me know how I can do this which can be replicated .
>> Thanks.
>> George
>>
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