Weighting Secondary Data

Post a 3-paragraph analysis of weighting in secondary data that includes the following:

  • An explanation about the importance of weighting in secondary data
  • Two examples of how you might use weighting. (For each example, provide a rationale for the weighting.)

Support your post with the Learning Resources and current literature. Use APA formatting for your Discussion and to cite your resources.


Fuller, C. H. (1974). Weighting to adjust for survey nonresponse. Public Opinion Quarterly, 38(2), 239–246.

Larsen, J., Stovring, H., Kragstrup, J., & Hansen, D. G. (2009). Can differences in medical drug compliance between European countries be explained by social factors: Analyses based on data from the European Social Survey, round 2. BMC Public Health, 9, 145–150.

Pike, G. R. (2008). Using weighting adjustments to compensate for survey nonresponse. Research in Higher Education, 49(2), 153–171.