TAPS is a monthly online survey of a national probability sample from a panel of about 2,000 adults in the United States. A variety of social science investigators use the panel. Most studies concern the economic and political attitudes and behavior of the American public.
The panel was recruited in the fall of 2011. An address-based sampling (ABS) frame. That is, from a random selection of residential addresses, stratified using ancillary data on age and ethnic group, a panel of more than 2,000 was recruited. TAPS surveys are administered online; selected panelists who do not have a computer or online service are provided a computer and internet access by TAPS.
TAPS surveys are conducted for the Weidenbaum Center by GfK/Knowledge Networks, a leading online survey research firm .
The weightTAPSPACK subsets The American Panel Survey (TAPS) data by outcome and covariates, models the attrition rates, imputes data for attrited individuals, and finds weights for analysis. It is currently available on CRAN. Full documentation can be found at https://cran.fhcrc.org/web/packages/weightTAPSPACK/index.html
For questions and comments regarding the package, please contact Michelle Torres. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
~Patrick Tucker, Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, Washington University