Complex sample data recommendations and troubleshooting

Debbie L. Hahs-Vaughn, Christine M. McWayne, Rebecca J. Bulotsky-Shearer, Xiaoli Wen, Ann Marie Faria

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Complex survey data, as highlighted in this issue of Evaluation Review, provide a wealth of opportunities for answering methodological and/or applied research questions. However, the analytic issues of nonindependence and unequal selection probability must be addressed when analyzing this type of data. Thus, to ensure that research questions are accurately answered when using complex survey data, researchers must take extra precautions to ensure complex survey data are correctly analyzed. The purpose of this article is to provide software recommendations for analysis of and tips on troubleshooting when analyzing complex sample data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)304-313
Number of pages10
JournalEvaluation Review
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011


  • complex samples
  • sampling weights
  • statistical software
  • survey research
  • survey weights

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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