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Self-completion data (adults) from wave 2

Added by Victoria Peacey about 6 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

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06/09/2014
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Hello, hope you can help. I've downloaded waves 1-3 from the data service in STATA format, but I can't find the variables from the adult self-completion questionnaire for wave 2. For waves 1 and 3 the self-completion variables are in the indresp data files for each wave but not for wave 2, and I can't find them anywhere else in the data.
Many thanks
Vicki

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#1 Updated by Victoria Peacey about 6 years ago

Hello again - my apologies as it appears the variables are in the b_indresp dataset. I was confused because they are not included in the data dictionary text file (b_indresp_ukda_data_dictionary). Are they in a different data dictionary somewhere else, if so where as I can't seem to find them?

Thanks again
Vicki

#2 Updated by Redmine Admin about 6 years ago

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The first couple of waves we used paper questionnaires for the self-completion. You can find these as pdf in the documentation section. The pdfs are annotated with the corresponding variable names.
Jakob

#3 Updated by Redmine Admin about 6 years ago

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#4 Updated by Victoria Peacey about 6 years ago

Thanks Jakob. I've got the self-completion questionnaires. Is there a data dictionary file for the self completion variables for wave 2? They are included in the indresp data dictionary for wave 1 but not for wave 2, although the self-completion variables and data are in the indresp data files for both waves.
Vicki

#5 Updated by Redmine Admin about 6 years ago

you could search or browse the online documentation pages from around here for variables of interest;
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/2/datafile/b_indresp

Jakob

#6 Updated by Victoria Peacey about 6 years ago

That's great, thank you Jakob. That's all I need.
I do think though that the b_indresp data dictionary should be updated though as there are 1,573 variables in the STATA dataset but the documentation only describes 340 variables - it's been truncated, probably by accident.
Best wishes
Vicki

#7 Updated by Redmine Admin about 6 years ago

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Thanks for letting us know, we will pass the information on to UKDS.
Please also see this link to the documentation on the study website;
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation
Jakob

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