Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute's Weighting Strategy
Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Patrick AFB United States
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The purpose of this report is to detail Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institutes DEOMI consideration, development, and evaluation of a weighting strategy to enhance generalizability of Defense Organizational Climate Survey DEOCS data. In considering the utility of a weighting strategy, the strengths and limitations of the DEOCS administration are assessed in conjunction with the potential benefit of a weighting strategy. An initial weighting strategy was developed to adjust estimates for nonresponse in the sample and the population. The preliminary evaluation of this procedure revealed 1 similar ratios of individual-level demographics to the DoD population, 2 no evidence of nonresponse bias when employing sample weights, and 3 no significant difference in results between weighted and unweighted data. If improvement of estimates is minor, and the strength of the DEOCS data is in its representativeness, further consideration must be taken regarding whether weighting is necessary. Currently, the Office of People Analytics OPA is formally evaluating this process before providing unit climate results to DoD or Services and will be a resource for future direction in this domain.
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