I applied and obtained the panel data set. However, I need the cross sectional data set (due to the higher sample size). Variables needed are the same.
Also, we have new ideas about natural experiments we would like to explore although the scope continues exactly the same.
What is the best way to proceed? Should we do an amendment or just apply once more for the data set?
#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 2 years ago
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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer
#2 Updated by Alita Nandi over 2 years ago
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The files you have downloaded include wave specific files. If you want to do cross-sectional analysis using data from a particular wave, then use the file for that wave. For example, if you want to analyse individuals interviewed in 2009-10, then use a_indresp.
If you want to do cross-sectional analysis after pooling data from multiple waves (that is what I am guessing you mean), then you will have to combine each of the wave specific files. For example, if you want to analyse individuals interviewed across the seven waves then you will have to combine a_indresp to g_indresp files. The quickest way to put together the individual files in a long format file of pooled data is shown in the Stata syntax file attached here.
You can also access all the training material for undertaking different data management tasks by signing up to our Moodle course here:
Hope this helps,