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Title:  Strengths and Limitations of Using SUDAAN, Stata, and WesVarPC for Computing Variances from NCES Data Sets
Description: This paper reviews the PC versions of three statistical software packages (Stata Intercooled release 5.0; SUDAAN version 7.11; and WesVarPC version 2.12) that are designed for analyzing survey data. Using NELS:88 and SASS data , variance estimates are computed. The performances of these packages are evaluated.
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Cover Date: February 2000
Web Release: February 14, 2000
Print Release: February 14, 2000
Publication #: NCES 200003
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Center/Program: NCES
Authors: Pam Broene and Keith Rust
Type of Product: Working Paper
  Working Papers provide preliminary analysis of substantive, technical, and methodological issues. They are works in progress that are presented to promote the sharing of valuable work experience and knowledge. These papers have not undergone a rigorous review for consistency with NCES standards.
Survey/Program Areas: National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88)
Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)
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