Workshop: Using weights in Understanding Society

When: Mon 1 Jul 2019 09:30 am - Mon 1 Jul 2019 01:00 pm
Where: University of Essex, ISER building (2N2.4.16 & ESSEXLab), Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ - View Map

Understanding Society has a very complex survey structure and this needs to be taken into account in any analysis in order to infer results to a population. An easy way to take the structure into account correctly is by using weights alongside strata and clustering adjustments. This course aims to explain what weights take into account in Understanding Society. First, we will describe how weights are created. We will then provide guidance on how to select the best weight for a range of analyses. The course will then expand on how to create a tailored weight for a specific analysis, when this can make a difference and will be worth the effort, and will walk you step by step on creating such weights in a lab session.


09.30 – 10.00 Registration 2N2.4.16
10.00 – 11.15 Lecture 2N2.4.16
11.15 – 11.30 Break 2N2.4.16
11.30 – 13.00 Hands on session 2N2.4.16