Statistical Graphics for Survey Weights

Survey weights are used for correcting known differences between the
sample and the population due to sampling design, nonresponse, undercoverage,
and other factors. However, practical considerations often result in
weights that are not constructed in a systematic fashion. Graphical methods
can be useful in understanding complex survey weights and their relations
with other variables in the dataset, particularly when little to no information
on the construction of the weights is available. Graphical tools can also assist
in diagnostics, including detection of outliers and extreme weights. We
apply our methods to the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, an
ongoing longitudinal survey.