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some incorrect value lables - wave 5

Added by Renee Luthra over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

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Start date:
07/08/2016
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100%

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Hi!
The scwhoru* variables in wave 5 have strange value labels with @ inside, for instance:
1 @bvery important@b to my sense of who i am

There is also something a bit odd about the don't know responses to this variable, as far as I can tell at least. The question was given to those who agreed to self-completion OR telephone mode. There are two values for "don't know": -1 and 8. Only those who are scflag==1 have -1 values. But they also have 8 values for don't know/doesn't apply. So I am not sure if I should collapse -1 in the 8 category, or treat it as missing. Here an example:
tab scwhoruedu indmode if scflag==1, m

| individual
important who you | mode type
are: education | f2f | Total
----------------------+-----------+----------
missing | 11 | 11
refusal | 30 | 30
don't know | 18 | 18
bvery important@b to | 9,182 | 9,182
@bfairly important@b | 14,962 | 14,962
@bnot very important
| 7,370 | 7,370
@bnot at all importan | 2,698 | 2,698
don t know/doesn t ap | 1,928 | 1,928
----------------------+-----------+----------
Total | 36,199 | 36,199

. tab scwhoruedu indmode if scflag==0, m

important who you | individual mode type
are: education | f2f telephone | Total
----------------------+----------------------+----------
inapplicable | 3,770 29 | 3,799
refusal | 0 3 | 3
bvery important@b to | 2 367 | 369
@bfairly important@b | 3 451 | 454
@bnot very important
| 2 150 | 152
@bnot at all importan | 2 56 | 58
don t know/doesn t ap | 1 6 | 7
----------------------+----------------------+----------
Total | 3,780 1,062 | 4,842

There are also a handful of cases with no telephone and no SC who have values, and they shouldn't I don't think, but I'm not worried about extra cases.

thanks for your help
Renee

History

#1 Updated by Alita Nandi over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Renee Luthra
  • % Done changed from 0 to 80

Hi Renee,

Thanks for highlighting these issues.

1. We will aim to improve the labels in future releases
2. In Waves 2 and 5 all the CASI Identity questions had a response option of 8 'Don't Know/Doesn't apply', but in Wave 5 the systematic ‘don’t know’ option -1 was also available. It would be ok to recode -1 to 8 or vice versa for these questions.
3. We are looking into the 10 cases who have provided some self-completion data in Wave 5 (particularly E_SCWHO*) but the self-completion flag reflects that they did not.

Best wishes,
Alita

#2 Updated by Alita Nandi over 3 years ago

  • Private changed from Yes to No

#3 Updated by Victoria Nolan over 3 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

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