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Weighting with other software

See Weighting respondents for an overview of rim/target weighting.

This section describes how to set targets for respondent weighting for use with other analysis programs.

QPSMR Insight and CATI

The facilities in the QPSMR Companion replace the respondent weighting options in these classic programs and has the following benefits:

  • Menu driven, no syntax
  • More flexible target setting
  • ESS/efficiency reports
  • The weights are stored in the data ready for exporting with the data

If you have grids then create the weight entry and the rim entries first, before switching to the QPSMR Companion.  You will then not need to save the QDF whilst using the weighting facilities.

QPSMR CL and MRDCL

You will need to:

  1. Run a data stage that includes the rim variables
  2. Export to QPSMR Insight to create a QDF and ASC
  3. Use the exported files for the weighting, see the overview on how to do this
  4. Use [Weights] [View weights] and save a CSV with the serial numbers and their weights.
  5. Use PP to set the weights for each record

Important: This will only work if there are no duplicate serial numbers in the data.

SPSS

You will need to:

  1. Run MakeQDF.sbs to create a QDF and ASC
  2. Use the exported files for the weighting, see the overview on how to do this
  3. Use [Weights] [View weights] and save a CSV with the serial numbers and their weights.
  4. Merge the weights with the original data

Other software and triple-s

Other reputable Market Research programs, for example Quantum, should have an export to triple-s.  The triple-s XML can loaded into the Companion using [File] [Load project from triple-s XML].  You can then weight the data as shown in the overview.

You can then export a new triple-s file to go with the saved data file with the weights, or you can use [Weights] [View weights] and save a CSV with the serial numbers and their weights for importing into the other software.