Contains tools for survey statistics (especially in educational
assessment) for datasets with replication designs (jackknife,
bootstrap, replicate weights; see Kolenikov, 2010;
Pfefferman & Rao, 2009a, 2009b,

If you use `BIFIEsurvey`

and have suggestions for improvement or have found bugs, please email me at [email protected].

The official version of `BIFIEsurvey`

is hosted on CRAN and may be found here.
The CRAN version can be installed from within R using:

`utils::install.packages("BIFIEsurvey")`

The version hosted here is the development version of `BIFIEsurvey`

.
The GitHub version can be installed using `devtools`

as:

`devtools::install_github("alexanderrobitzsch/BIFIEsurvey")`

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Federal Institute for Educational Research, Innovation and Development of the Austrian School System (BIFIE) Salzburg (Austria) https://www.bifie.at/

Questions or suggestions about BIFIEsurvey should be sent to [email protected]

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CHANGELOG BIFIEsurvey
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NOTE * exported Rcpp functions for linking from other R packages NOTE * included more references and internet links NOTE * included example of how to estimate lavaan models with a BIFIEdata object using the BIFIE.by() function (thanks to Boris Girnat)

DATA * --- EXAMP * BIFIE.by (1.4)

NOTE * maintenance upload to CRAN

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

NOTE * internal restructure of Rcpp files NOTE * renamed functions bifiesurvey_rcpp_rubin_rules() and bifiesurvey_rcpp_replication_variance() (substituted bifie_foo() by bifiesurvey_rcpp_foo())

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

NOTE * maintenance release

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

NOTE * included variable names, groups and grouping values in output value 'stat' in BIFIE.ecdf() function

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

ADDED * included arguments 'pvpre' and 'pv_vars' in BIFIE.data() function NOTE * reformatted summary output for all analyses in BIFIEsurvey to digits in scientific notation NOTE * exported utility functions bifie_rubin_rules(), bifie_replication_variance() and BIFIE_NMI_inference_parameters()

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

FIXED * fixed a bug in BIFIE.data.jack() for replication designs in PISA which was not able to handle more than 9 plausible values (for example, 10 plausible values as in PISA 2015)

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

NOTE * changed degrees of freedom ('df') for model estimation to df=Inf in case of only one (imputed) dataset ADDED * included argument jktype="JK_TIMSS2" in BIFIE.data.jack() for TIMSS 2015 replication method NOTE * included argument 'mse=TRUE' in examples with survey::svrepdesign() which now provides equivalent results of the BIFIEsurvey package and survey package ADDED * included function BIFIEdata2svrepdesign() which converts objects of class 'BIFIEdata' to objects in the survey package

DATA * --- EXAMP * data.timss1 (1), data.pisaNLD (1), BIFIEdata2svrepdesign (1,2)

NOTE * restructured Rcpp functions NOTE * small addition in manual of 'BIFIE.data.jack'

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

FIXED * fixed a problem in 'BIFIE.data.select' with side effects
on 'BIFIE.mva' if there is only one missing case of a
variable
ADDED * added option for fixed entries in random effects
covariance matrix in 'BIFIE.twolevelreg', see
Example 1, Models 2d und 2e for specification

(suggested by Andrea Cantieni)

DATA * --- EXAMP * BIFIE.twolevelreg (1.2d, 1.2e)

NOTE * added an example of B-spline regression and nonparametric regression in 'BIFIE.linreg' (Example 2) (question raised by Lena Keller) NOTE * included more details about calculation method of quantiles in 'BIFIE.ecdf'

DATA * --- EXAMP * BIFIE.linreg (2)

NOTE * added S3 method 'print' for 'BIFIEdata' objects
FIXED * fixed a bug in 'BIFIE.twolevelreg' in handling cases
with zero sample weights (thanks to Nicole Haag)
FIXED * fixed a bug in 'BIFIE.univar.test' for nested multiply
imputed datasets. This update also needs miceadds
package version >= 1.8 (thanks to Nicole Haag and
Anja Schiepe-Tiska)
NOTE * added note to descriptive functions in the miceadds
package (which can now handle objects of class
BIFIEdata) in the help site of 'BIFIE.univar'
FIXED * The function 'BIFIE.twolevelreg' needs ordered cluster
identifiers which is now checked in advance of model
fitting. If this condition is not fulfilled, then
the estimation will not run (thanks to Mihaela Stiglic).

NOTE * included a simplified example for including cluster
means in BIFIEdata object

DATA * --- EXAMP * BIFIE.data.transform (1.7)

FIXED * fixed a bug in calculation of D2 statistic FIXED * corrected a wrong output of 'VarMI' for several models for nested multiply imputed datasets NOTE * cleaned namespace file and defined imported functions in a more explicit way

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

NOTE * corrected output of 'BIFIE.univar.test' in case of no replicate weights

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

FIXED * fixed a bug in 'BIFIE.univar.test' with multiple grouping variables (thanks to Thilo Siegle) FIXED * fixed a recently included bug (in BIFIEsurvey >= 1.3) in creating 'BIFIEdata' objects for PISA designs: an incorrect value of 'fayfac' was generated by default (thanks to Thilo Siegle) FIXED * fixed a bug in 'BIFIE.univar.test' for designs with no replication weights which caused noncalculation of the Wald test. Now, the Wald test is disabled (thanks to Thilo Siegle)

DATA * --- EXAMP * BIFIE.univar.test (2)

NOTE * added citation information

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

FIXED * fixed a bug in 'BIFIE.pathmodel' in data preprocessing phase (thanks to Michael Bruneforth) NOTE * added statistical inference in 'BIFIE.univar' and created separate output for means and standard deviations (suggested by Hong Giang Pham) NOTE * fixed a bug in 'BIFIE.freq' with more than two variables when all variables have the same number of categories (thanks to Thilo Siegle) ADDED * added multiple grouping variables in the argument 'group' in all functions of BIFIEsurvey

DATA * --- EXAMP * BIFIE.freq (1)

FIXED * fixed a bug in creating 'cdata=TRUE' objects in 'BIFIE.data.boot' (thanks to Hong Giang Pham) FIXED * fixed incorrect p values for D1 statistic in case of only one imputed dataset (thanks to Frank Goldhammer) NOTE * creation of sav files 'write.BIFIEdata' now does not longer depend on PSPP, but on sjmisc package using the updated 'save.data' function from the miceadds package FIXED * allowed overwriting of variables in 'BIFIE.data.transform' (thanks to Thilo Siegle) FIXED * fixed a bug in 'BIFIE.mva' when only one variable is analyzed. A change has also been made if no covariates were provided. NOTE * changed defaults for argument 'fayfac' in 'BIFIE.data.jack' NOTE * large sample approximation of degrees of freedom is now used for statistical inference ADDED * added statistical inference for nested multiply imputed datasets. Use 'NMI=TRUE' for creating appropriate 'BIFIE.data' objects. ADDED * included inference for nested multiply imputed datasets for all implemented methods NOTE * included pure R implementation of user defined function in 'BIFIE.by'. Now, the user can choose via the 'use_Rcpp' argument whether Rcpp or pure R should be employed for function evaluation.

DATA * data.timss4 EXAMP * BIFIE.data.transform (1), BIFIE.data (1), data.timss (2)

FIXED * fixed a bug in creation of jackknife zones when jackknife
zone identifier is provided (thanks to Hong Giang Pham)
NOTE * added lavaan.survey and lme4 to Suggests, mitools is
now imported
ADDED * included initial version of two-level regression
ADDED * included initial version of path model estimation
with measurement errors in predictors
FIXED * enabled summary.BIFIE.logistreg which was not yet working
NOTE * extended DESCRIPTION

ADDED * included option for finite sampling correction by allowing
vector input of 'fayfac' argument in 'BIFIE.data'
(see Example 3 in 'BIFIE.data')

DATA * data.bifie01 EXAMP * data.timss (1,2,3), BIFIE.twolevelreg (1,2), BIFIE.pathmodel (1), BIFIE.data (3)

FIXED * fixed a bug in frequency tabulation for constant variables

DATA * --- EXAMP * ---

NOTE * changed output for non-imputed datasets

FIXED * fixed a bug in data handling for linear and logistic
regression
ADDED * included function 'BIFIE.BIFIEdata2datalist' for conversion
from BIFIEdata objects into a list of imputed datasets
FIXED * fixed a bug when converting datasets containing a one
into BIFIEdata objects
EXAMP * added example for extracting number of unique values using
the BIFIE.by function (Example 1, Model 3)
EXAMP * added an example for inclusing fitted values from lm and
a scores from principal component analysis in
BIFIE.data.transformat
FIXED * fixed a bug in calculating the variance between imputations

ADDED * included function 'BIFIE.derivedParameters' for statistical
inference of derived parameters
ADDED * included coef and vcov S3 methods for all descriptive functions
and statistical models
NOTE * fixed a bug in extracting values of grouping variables

ADDED * included an Rcpp based equivalent to the table function in R:
'bifietable'

DATA * --- EXAMP * BIFIE.BIFIEdata2datalist (2), BIFIE.by (1), BIFIE.data.transform (8,9), BIFIE.derivedParameters (1), BIFIE.by (1)

NOTE * changed handling of factors in conversion into a BIFIEdata object
ADDED * included generation of bootstrap designs ('BIFIE.data.boot')
ADDED * included logistic regression 'BIFIE.logistreg'
ADDED * included function 'save.BIFIEdata' and 'load.BIFIEdata' for
saving and loading BIFIEdata objects
ADDED * included option for saving, loading and holding BIFIE datasets
in a compact format ('cdata') which avoids memory overflow in
some applications
NOTE * enabled all methods to work for BIFIEdata obejcts which are saved
as 'cdata'
ADDED * included BIFIEdata conversion and selection functions 'BIFIE.dataselect',
'BIFIE.BIFIEdata2BIFIEcdata', 'BIFIE.BIFIEcdata2BIFIEdata'
FIXED * fixed a bug in linear regression with formula specification and
some missing values
FIXED * fixed a bug in BIFIE.data.transform

ADDED * included a function 'write.BIFIEdata' for writing separate imputed
datasets from BIFIEdata objects permitting the formats csv, csv2, table
and Rdata
FIXED * corrected output of standard errors in cases in which no replicate
weights were specified
NOTE * included an option for conversion of PISA data in 'BIFIE.data.jack'
ADDED * included function 'load.BIFIEdata' for efficient loading of files
and creation of BIFIEdata objects
FIXED * applied data transformation separately for every imputed dataset

ADDED * included function 'BIFIE.mva' for conducting missing value analyses

DATA * included/modified datasets: data.timss1.ind EXAMP * included/modified examples: BIFIE.data.boot (1), BIFIE.logistreg (1,2), save.BIFIEdata (1,2)

ADDED * included histogram 'BIFIE.hist' ADDED * included empirical distribution function 'BIFIE.ecdf' ADDED * included data transformation function 'BIFIE.data.transform' NOTE * extended creation of jackknife grouping designs in 'BIFIE.data.jack'

DATA * included/modified datasets: data.test1, data.pisaNLD EXAMP * included/modified examples: BIFIE.ecdf (1), BIFIE.data.transform (1), BIFIE.data.jack (2), data.pisa (1)

ADDED * included functions: BIFIE.data, BIFIE.univar, BIFIE.freq, BIFIE.correl, BIFIE.linreg, BIFIE.waldtest, BIFIE.univar.test, BIFIE.data.jack, BIFIE.crosstab, BIFIE.by

DATA * included/modified datasets: --- EXAMP * included/modified examples: ---

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