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Discrepancy in 'don't know' responses to yasoc00

Added by Megan Scott about 4 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

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Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Data inconsistency
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Start date:
07/06/2016
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% Done:

100%

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Description

Hi,

For yasoc00 (and yasoc90/yasoc10), what occupation would you like to do, there are zero 'don't know' responses for waves 3 and 4, and then 370 'don't know' responses in wave 5. Is this due to a change in the way the interviewers asked the question? How were respondents coded if they had no occupational preferences in waves 3 and 4? Are they in 'missing'? If so, is there any way that 'don't knows' in waves 3 and 4 can be separated out from those who were missing for other reasons?

Thanks

Meg

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#1 Updated by Gundi Knies almost 4 years ago

  • Category set to Data inconsistency
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Megan Scott
  • Target version set to X M
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

Hi Megan,
thanks for making us aware of this cross-wave data inconsistency.
The way the question is asked has not changed. There were in fact a number of young people in waves 3 and 4 who did not express occupational preferences and who were incorrectly coded to -9 rather than -1. We will fix this for the next data release (which is scheduled for November 2016).
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

On behalf of the Understanding Society team,
Gundi

#2 Updated by Victoria Nolan almost 4 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 50 to 100
  • Private changed from Yes to No

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