Support #1095

question about sample sizes

Added by Richard Norrie about 5 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Richard Norrie
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I am trying to create estimates for the insults data contained in the 5 minute extra questionnaire in wave 7 of understanding society. Specifically, I am using g_insulted96.

I am using the weight g_ind5mus_xw which I think is the correct one. However, it is shrinking my sample of Sikhs from 186 to 17. Can I still report the percentages for Sikhs based on the weighted sample?

Thank you in advance; I know it is a simple question but unfortunately one I don't know the answer to so any help greatly appreciated.

Sorry also to be pushy - I set the priority to high because I have a deadline looming :(

Richard Norrie


Updated by Stephanie Auty about 5 years ago

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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer


Updated by Olena Kaminska about 5 years ago

Dear Richard Norrie,

Thank you for your question. If you are looking only at Sikhs population you could use W_indinui_xw weight. This will give you higher numbers.

This is a unique situation and this won't necessarily be true if you analyse other subgroups. If you do, please ask.



Updated by Stephanie Auty about 5 years ago

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team over 1 year ago

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