Use of social media
I'm carrying out research into children's mental health and I'm using data from the youth questionnaire in Waves 1, 3, 5 and 7 of Understanding Society on the use of social media.
When I look at Wave 3, the variable c_ypnetcht has the description "how many hours do you spend playing games on a games console" while for the equivalent variable in Waves 1, 5 and 7 it is "how many hours do you spend chatting or interacting with friends through a social media website".
I also notice that the level of missingness for this variable is very different in Wave 3 (14-15%) compared to the equivalent variables in Waves 1, 5 and 7 (30-40%).
I would be grateful for any advice you could offer about this issue.
#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year 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
#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty over 1 year ago
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The variable c_ypnetcht had been mislabelled and should read "how many hours do you spend chatting or interacting with friends through a social media website", consistent with the other waves. This will be corrected in future releases. Thank you once again for bringing it to our attention.
I will continue to update you regarding the missing values.
#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 1 year ago
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We are looking into the issue of missingness, and have found from looking at the scanned questionnaires that at least some values which were written "0" were coded as missing by the fieldwork agency. We will continue to update you.