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Weighting refers to statistical adjustments made to survey data in order to make data a more accurate representation of the population of interest. This process can correct unequal selection probability, or to compensate for survey nonresponse.

Citation: Bethlehem, J. (2008). Weighting. In P. J. Lavrakas (Ed.), Encyclopedia of survey research methods (pp. 958-960). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781412963947.n632

Category: Data analyses

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