Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 16:30:36 -0500
Reply-To: Juliana <juliana.i.tobon@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Juliana <juliana.i.tobon@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: random sampling question
I have a question I am hoping to get some help with:
I have a data set with N = 447 clients. 4 clusters of clients have been
identified. I want to select 15 cases from each cluster randomly selected to
be representative of the age & sex distribution of each cluster.
(The age range is 4-11 years. To simplify we are using age groups 4-7
For example, for cluster 1 (N = 220), if there are 22 females aged 4-7
(10%), then I'd like the sample of 15 to reflect this proportion (2
clients, rounded up from 1.5). If there are 110 males aged 8-11 (50%), I'd
like the sample of 15 to reflect this proportion (7 or 8 clients).
I am looking for some type of syntax to randomly identify these clients,
with the proportions in the population reflected in the sample.
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