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CE_11C Sun, 7/29/2012, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM HQ-Indigo 204
Analysis of Data from Complex Surveys Using R — Continuing Education Course
ASA , Section on Statistical Computing
Instructor(s): Thomas Lumley, University of Auckland
Data from complex sampling designs are increasingly being used in regression modelling, either in secondary analysis of large national and international surveys or when additional expensive variables must be measured on a subsample of an existing cohort. Many of the differences between independently-sampled data and complex samples can be hidden by appropriate software, but some differences must be understood by the analyst. This course will cover exploratory data analysis and graphics, regression modelling, and calibration of weights, for data from complex surveys. Examples will include both multistage national surveys and two-phase samples from existing cohorts. Participants should have basic knowledge of survey design and analysis (eg chapters 1-6 of Heeringa, West, Berglund, "Applied Survey Data Analysis") , and practical experience either in using R for data analysis or in complex survey analysis using other software. Data and code examples will be available; participants may wish to bring a laptop.

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