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Survey data and multilevel modeling: advances and new tools


Leemann, Lucas (2020). Survey data and multilevel modeling: advances and new tools. In: Departemental Seminar Economics, University of Basel, Basel, 17 November 2020, Universität Basel.

Abstract

Traditional design-based survey inference is increasingly costly and impractical. Model-based survey inference has gained prominence in the last twenty years. Specifically, Multilevel regression with post-stratification (MrP) has become a standard for small area estimation. In this talk I will briefly sketch out what MrP can do and identify two weaknesses of the classic approach. First, the census-data constraint for the individual-level information. Second, the lack of disciplined feature selection and functional form. But both of these problems can be addressed. I will present MrsP (MrP’s better half) that is more flexible for individual-level information and then focus on autoMrP which leverages machine learning to produce an improved response model.

Abstract

Traditional design-based survey inference is increasingly costly and impractical. Model-based survey inference has gained prominence in the last twenty years. Specifically, Multilevel regression with post-stratification (MrP) has become a standard for small area estimation. In this talk I will briefly sketch out what MrP can do and identify two weaknesses of the classic approach. First, the census-data constraint for the individual-level information. Second, the lack of disciplined feature selection and functional form. But both of these problems can be addressed. I will present MrsP (MrP’s better half) that is more flexible for individual-level information and then focus on autoMrP which leverages machine learning to produce an improved response model.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture), not_refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Language:English
Event End Date:17 November 2020
Deposited On:14 Jan 2021 16:32
Last Modified:30 Nov 2021 08:10
Publisher:Universität Basel
Additional Information:Ort Universität Basel (due to Covid online)
OA Status:Green
Related URLs:https://wwz.unibas.ch/en/research-seminar/ (Organisation)

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