DataCracker supports two types of weights. You can see how they work by using HOME > Data Selection > New Weight with the Demo Data shown in your My Reports page:
- Existing weight variable. If your survey software has created a weight variable in the data file (e.g. with values such as 0.6, 0.4), DataCracker can use this directly.
- Creating a new weight variable with 1 target question. This is for when you have a target question such as Age that you want to enter target values against (e.g. 18% should be 18-24, 40% should be 25-40).
If you require anything more complex than this, such as entering target values for multiple questions (e.g. both Age and Gender), then we recommend you look into DataCracker's big brother, Q Professional, which can handle this by automatically performing rim/rake weighting.