Friday, November 21, 2008

Weighting in GSS Cycles

I have a faculty member asking this question regarding GSS cycles and weighting. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

I'm using cycles 1, 9 and 18 of the General Social Survey. Do I have to incorporate the weights for the cases to find correlations and do regression analyses? For example, in cycle 9 the weight variables PERWGHT.

Yes, you should always use the weighted data to do this type of calculations and you may want to use the program bootvar to calculate the variance.

Hope this helps.

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