Date: Tue, 15 Sep 1998 17:30:00 -0500
Reply-To: Doris <dsasse.mfinc-ah@MARKETFACTS.COM>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Doris <dsasse.mfinc-ah@MARKETFACTS.COM>
Organization: Market Facts, Inc.
Subject: Question - Weighting MV
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I have recently found out from SPSS
statistical support that the
'weighting' function (from the data -
weight data pull down option) is
intended for frequency analysis ONLY.
Even with only one weighting variable,
using this function leads to inaccurate
estimates. The weighting function
should be used with an integer number
weight varible only, I was told. I had
wanted to weight a regression analysis.
To do this, I was told I needed
Is this true? Can I not weight
regression analysis or means tables and
trust the validity of my results?