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Follow up moved out participants

Added by Emily Lowthian over 3 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Survey design
Target version:
Start date:
02/22/2017
Due date:
02/24/2017
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:

Description

I am looking into using your dataset (waves 1 – 6, end user license version) however, I am slightly confused how you follow up your participants.
For example, if you had a household of a mother, father and son and data collection started in 2009 (when their son was 14) and by (wave 5) he had moved out at 18-19 years would you continually follow him up even at a different household? I’m interested in looking at social mobility and I wonder how this would work.

If there is a document on this, potentially I have missed it in one of your user guides or technical reports, a pointer towards this would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 Updated by Gundi Knies over 3 years ago

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Hi Emily,
the Understanding Society User Guide - which is available from the study website and the UKDS data series accompanying documents - has a designated section describing the
following rules. In brief, we attempt to interview every original sample member (which includes children) annually so long as they do not move out of scope. You can identify and track individuals over time by using their unique cross-wave person identifier (pidp).
you may also find our online training courses useful. there are many worked examples that show how to link information from different data files, over time, and for different members of the household, see https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/training/online

Hope this helps,
Gundi

#2 Updated by Victoria Nolan over 3 years ago

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#3 Updated by Emily Lowthian over 3 years ago

Gundi Knies wrote:

Hi Emily,
the Understanding Society User Guide - which is available from the study website and the UKDS data series accompanying documents - has a designated section describing the
following rules. In brief, we attempt to interview every original sample member (which includes children) annually so long as they do not move out of scope. You can identify and track individuals over time by using their unique cross-wave person identifier (pidp).
you may also find our online training courses useful. there are many worked examples that show how to link information from different data files, over time, and for different members of the household, see https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/training/online

Hope this helps,
Gundi

Thank you Gundi - many thanks

#4 Updated by Victoria Nolan about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • % Done changed from 80 to 100

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