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Re: using SPSS Complex Samples [message #1375 is a reply to message #1365] Wed, 19 February 2014 15:28 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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The message about the weight variable being ignored is not a problem. This message appears because you have set the weight in a Weight By command, and then you have defined a weight in the complex samples analysis plan. The message about weight being ignored is just telling you that the weight set in the Weight By command is being ignored, and instead it is using the weight defined in the complex samples analysis plan.

Sample weights are generally divided by 1000000, but Complex Samples expects integer weights, so when you define your Complex Samples Analysis Plan, don't divide by 1000000, and remember that your population size will be 1000000 times too big.

There is a user forum post that already describes the Complex Samples Analysis Plan settings that are generally needed.
See https://userforum.dhsprogram.com/index.php?t=msg&goto=17 4&#msg_174

[Updated on: Mon, 11 December 2017 18:57]

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