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When to use a finite population correction (FPC) in a complex survey

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When to use a finite population correction (FPC) in a complex survey

I have a survey design where there are regional strata, from which are selected a number of sub-regional PSUs. Within each of these there is a further selection of sites where interviews take place.

Should I use a FPC at the top level (eg in proc surveymeans)?  This makes a substantial difference, as some strata only have a few PSUs in the population. However, I've seen some commentary suggesting that the FPC is only appropriate if I'm selecting the whole population within each PSU. I've looked in a few texts, but haven't found this issue discussed. Can anyone point me to suitable references?

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Re: When to use a finite population correction (FPC) in a complex survey

Bump. Any suggestions for where I should look?

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