Unless you specify otherwise, Stata estimation commands assume that your
observations were sampled from the population using Simple Random Sampling. If
this is true, you can use standard Stata commands to analyze your data. Even if
you have weights for your data, most Stata commands allow you to specify a
weight (see the Stata help for
weight), and if you have clustering most Stata commands permit you to
specify the **cluster()** option (see Stata Data
Analysis Examples: Non-Independence within Clusters). However, if you have
survey design features that go beyond this, then you may need to use the **svy
:** prefix command to specify the design of your survey to get the most
appropriate analysis. Here are just a couple of examples to acquaint you with
this.

*More text on this forthcoming*

### See Also

- Stata help and manuals
- Stata help for svy
- Stata help for svyset
- Stata manual for Survey Data Analysis
**[SVY]**

- Getting Started Web Pages
- Going Further Web Pages
- Stata Topics: Survey Data Analysis