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Choosing the correct analysis for various survey designs

The table below shows general guidelines for choosing a statistical analysis for various survey designs.

Design | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |
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Simple random sampling | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Stratified with certainty PSUs | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

One-stage cluster sampling | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Probability proportional to size sampling | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Stratified random sampling | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Systematic sampling | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Repeated systematic sampling | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Stratified random sampling with allocation to strata | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Stratification after sampling (poststratification) | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Other methods of estimation | |||||

Ratio estimation | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Regression estimation | Stata | SAS | SUDAAN | WesVar | R |

Note: The SUDAAN pages provide the code for SAS-callable SUDAAN, which is somewhat different from the code used in the stand-alone version of SUDAAN.

Note: The WesVar page for simple random sampling contains basic information on how to use WesVar as well as how to analyze survey data with a simple random sampling design.

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