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The Stata Journal
Volume 2 Number 2: pp. 190-201

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From the help desk: It's all about the sampling

Allen McDowell
Stata Corporation
Jeff Pitblado
Stata Corporation
Abstract.   Effective estimation and inference, when the data are collected using complex survey designs, requires estimators that fully account for the sampling design. This article explores, by means of Monte Carlo simulations of the power of simple hypothesis tests, the consequences of parameter estimation and inference when naive estimators are employed with survey data.
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