Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 03:23:21 -0400
Reply-To: Frank Thomas <frankThomasFt@netscape.net>
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From: Frank Thomas <frankThomasFt@netscape.net>
Subject: Re: PPS Sampling
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if you have so few cases, why don't you use the full sample instead of making a complicated sampling WITHIN A CITY ??
>Hi everyone -
>I have a questions regarding sampling. My questions are theoretical
>and practical, i.e., I need advice regarding statistical/sampling issues
>and SPSS syntax to do what i need to do once i know what i want to do...
>I have visited Raynald's website (THANKS! Raynald); he has several scripts
>that address what I want to do, but not exactly. I'm having trouble
>extending what Raynald has to what I would like to do.
>I want to draw a sample of households within census blockgroups in my
>city. I have the 2000 census data for these blockgroups. I want the sample
>to be representative of the city population (or at least representative of
>the population captured by the 2000 census). Since the census block groups
>are not of equal size, i believe that probability proportional to size
>sampling is the correct sampling approach. yes?
>The census block group is my PSU. I want to stratify the PSUs by region
>within the city (10 classes), median income, percent Hispanic, median age
>of housing (all continuous). Further, I want to 'oversample' certain PSU's
>with minority populations, and within certain regions, to make sure that I
>get sufficient sample size in my analyses. I understand that oversampling
>will require the use of sampling weights in my analyses.
>Let's say that I want to draw 50 PSUs, and then randomly sample 25
>households within each PSU. Any advice on how to draw this sample in SPSS?
>Any advice on good 'how to' texts on sampling in general?
>Thank you for any help/advice!
Dr. Frank Thomas
34 rue Jean-Baptiste Pigalle
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