Journal article

Bayesian weighted inference from surveys

William Griffiths, D GUNAWAN, A Panagiotelis, D Chotikapanich

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Statistics | Wiley | Published : 2020


Data from large surveys are often supplemented with sampling weights that are designed to reflect unequal probabilities of response and selection inherent in complex survey sampling methods. We propose two methods for Bayesian estimation of parametric models in a setting where the survey data and the weights are available, but where information on how the weights were constructed is unavailable. The first approach is to simply replace the likelihood with the pseudo likelihood in the formulation of Bayes theorem. This is proven to lead to a consistent estimator but also leads to credible intervals that suffer from systematic undercoverage. Our second approach involves using the weights to gen..

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