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Using Normalized Weight in Analysis Wed, 20 October 2021 11:24
 fehayec Messages: 2Registered: October 2021 Member
Hello,

I'm doing an analysis with the cluster survey data. The normalized weight in all cluster is calculated to be 1. There is no difference in weighted and unweighted calculation. In this context, how can be analysis done? Is it a self -weighted data?

I will be thankful for your help.
Re: Using Normalized Weight in Analysis [message #23614 is a reply to message #23612] Wed, 20 October 2021 14:05
 Bridgette-DHS Messages: 2537Registered: February 2013 Senior Member

Following is a response from DHS Senior Sampling Specialist, Mahmoud Elkasabi:

The DHS weights, except for domestic violence weight, are usually calculated on the cluster level, which means all units within the same cluster would share the same weight value. Therefore, when producing any of the survey estimates on the cluster level, you can consider weighted or un-weighted estimates (both will be the same).

Re: Using Normalized Weight in Analysis [message #23695 is a reply to message #23614] Mon, 08 November 2021 17:20
 fehayec Messages: 2Registered: October 2021 Member
Bridgette-DHS wrote on Wed, 20 October 2021 14:05

Following is a response from DHS Senior Sampling Specialist, Mahmoud Elkasabi:
The DHS weights, except for domestic violence weight, are usually calculated on the cluster level, which means all units within the same cluster would share the same weight value. Therefore, when producing any of the survey estimates on the cluster level, you can consider weighted or un-weighted estimates (both will be the same).

Thank you.
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