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Weighting for wave 2

Added by Fatemeh Behzadnejad over 5 years ago. Updated about 4 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
High
Category:
Weights
Target version:
Start date:
05/09/2014
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Dear support team,

I am using the wave 2 of US survey in a cross-sectional analysis. I need to account for all respondents including those from BHPS, but I am not quite sure about the weighting.
According to page 38 of the user guide, there are two weights for this wave: indinus_xw and indinbh_xw. Can I combine these two weights? (I mean for each respondent I consider either of these two wights which is available)

I appreciate it if you could answer my question.

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#1 Updated by Olena Kaminska over 5 years ago

Fatemeh,

If you are interested to represent population of the UK (or any subgroup) at the time of wave 2, use b_indinus_xw. This will exclude BHPS but there is usually no reason why you need to include them for such type of analysis. We created combined weight for the analysis with works with very small sample sizes. Unless this is your situation, you results will be cleaner if you use b_indinus_xw.

Hope this helps,
Olena

#2 Updated by Redmine Admin over 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

#3 Updated by Redmine Admin over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • % Done changed from 50 to 100

#4 Updated by Gundi Knies about 4 years ago

  • Category set to Weights
  • Assignee set to Olena Kaminska
  • Target version set to M2

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