Weighted Data

When the data collected from survey respondents are adjusted to represent the population from which the sample was drawn, the resulting data are called weighted data. FedView weighted results represent all Federal employees covered by the survey.

The weighting process involves computing and assigning a weight to each FedView survey respondent. The weight indicates the number of employees in the survey population the respondent represents. Information about demographic characteristics, such as gender, race, supervisory status, age, and agency size, are used to develop the weights.

The weight does not change a FedView respondent's answer; rather, it gives appropriate relative importance to the answer.