How to Assign Weights to Variables

Has anyone ever asked you about sampling weights, what they are or how they are calculated? I’m here to tell you what sampling weights is and how it’s done. 

With sampling for surveys, you can always end up with a sample that is not perfectly representative of your known population. For instance, the age or gender might be off or skewed a bit, and you may have to calculate the weights that fix this bias in your sample. When you know what the percentages are supposed to be in the population and you know how your sample is distributed, you can calculate sampling weights. That’s easier said than done. There are all kinds of difficulties and technical details that you can run into. We’ve created to help you with weighting your samples and make it super easy. All you have to do is:

    1. Upload the data set containing your sample
    2. Enter what the targets are supposed to be of your population

And the tool does the rest for you! makes it easy and even fun to weigh your data. With our tool, you can make your sample representative for any population. Try it out today. You will be ready in just a few minutes. Getting the right results is an easy and fun to use tool so that you can focus on the important part of your research. 

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