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Weighting and Imputation for Survey Non-Response
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Dr Tarek Al Baghal
Grand Connaught Rooms, Great Queen Street, London (tbc)
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Lindsay Adams: T: 0207 255 0695
Not everyone responds to a survey request, and those that do may not answer every question. To correct for this missing data, it may be necessary to use imputation and weighting strategies.
Unit non-response is best handled with weighting, to ensure underrepresented populations are reflected in the final data set. This course considers how these weights work along with other survey weights (e.g. design and post-stratification).
Item non-response is best handled with imputation, filling in missing responses with usable data. The course starts by looking at the pros and cons of older simplistic methods of imputation, then more sophisticated methods.
For both of these topics, the course presents the debates in the literature, and includes real life examples. There is no focus on specific software but rather on the decisions to be made in choosing and implementing and appropriate method. Practical workshop sessions will help to put learning into practice.
By the end of the course, participants will:
Who will benefit
Participants who want to use imputation and weighting strategies on their data, and also participants who want some knowledge of these topics for critiquing other’s work.
Participants need knowledge and experience of survey statistics and sampling. The SRA course on “Sampling and an Introduction to Weighting” would also be a good prerequisite.
Dr. Tarek Al Baghal is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, and has a PhD in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska. He is the lead questionnaire designer for the Understanding Society: the UK Household Longitudinal Study. He has taught a number of methods courses, including Survey Sampling and Questionnaire Design.
Advanced (specialised prior knowledge)
£270.00 which includes lunch and all refreshments. Members of SRA pay £202.50
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Sampling , Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
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