obtain_inclusion_probabilities: Obtain inclusion probabilities

Description Usage Arguments Examples

Description

You can either give obtain_inclusion_probabilities() an declaration, as created by declare_rs or you can specify the other arguments to describe a random sampling procedure.

This function is especially useful when units have different inclusion probabilities and the analyst plans to use inverse-probability weights.

Usage

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obtain_inclusion_probabilities(declaration = NULL, N = NULL,
  strata = NULL, clusters = NULL, n = NULL, n_unit = NULL,
  prob = NULL, prob_unit = NULL, strata_n = NULL,
  strata_prob = NULL, simple = FALSE, check_inputs = TRUE)

Arguments

declaration

A random sampling declaration, created by declare_rs.

N

The number of units. N must be a positive integer. (required)

strata

A vector of length N that indicates which stratum each unit belongs to.

clusters

A vector of length N that indicates which cluster each unit belongs to.

n

Use for a design in which n units (or clusters) are sampled. In a stratified design, exactly n units in each stratum will be sampled. (optional)

n_unit

Under complete random sampling, must be constant across units. Under stratified random sampling, must be constant within strata.

prob

Use for a design in which either floor(N*prob) or ceiling(N*prob) units (or clusters) are sampled. The probability of being sampled is exactly prob because with probability 1-prob, floor(N*prob) units (or clusters) will be sampled and with probability prob, ceiling(N*prob) units (or clusters) will be sampled. prob must be a real number between 0 and 1 inclusive. (optional)

prob_unit

Must of be of length N. Under simple random sampling, can be different for each unit or cluster. Under complete random sampling, must be constant across units. Under stratified random sampling, must be constant within strata.

strata_n

Use for a design in which strata_n describes the number of units to sample within each stratum.

strata_prob

Use for a design in which strata_prob describes the probability of being sampled within each stratum. Differs from prob in that the probability of being sampled can vary across strata.

simple

logical, defaults to FALSE. If TRUE, simple random sampling is used. When simple = TRUE, please do not specify n or strata_n. When simple = TRUE, prob may vary by unit.

check_inputs

logical. Defaults to TRUE.

Examples

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# Draw a stratified random sample
strata <- rep(c("A", "B","C"), times=c(50, 100, 200))

declaration <- declare_rs(strata = strata)

observed_probabilities <-
   obtain_inclusion_probabilities(declaration = declaration)

table(strata, observed_probabilities)


# Sometimes it is convenient to skip the declaration step
observed_probabilities <-
   obtain_inclusion_probabilities(strata = strata)

table(strata, observed_probabilities)

DeclareDesign/randomizr documentation built on June 2, 2019, 3:50 p.m.