Support #749


Added by Ian Alcock over 3 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Data inconsistency
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The question "Do you and your partner engage in outside interests together?" has 6 valid answers ('never' to 'all the time') at wave 3; and 5 (different) valid answers ('none of them' to 'all of them') at wave 5. Please can you explain this? Also, from the online documentation, wave 1 appears to be as wave 5, but I have not checked the wave 1 data itself.
Thank you.


#1 Updated by Gundi Knies over 3 years ago

  • Category set to Data inconsistency
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Ian Alcock
  • Target version set to M3
  • % Done changed from 0 to 80

Dear Ian,
thank you for making us aware of this dicrepancy. We have not concluded our investigation but there appears to have been a scripting error in Wave 3. By the looks of it the response categories of the two previous questions in the module have been copied over to c_scparoutint when the module was added to the Wave 3 CASI (the self-completion was CAPI in Wave 1). Data and PDFs of the questionnaires for Wave 1 and Wave 5 are correct.

We will update the Wave 3 documentation so it reflects the scripting error. We may have to rename the variable in Wave 3 and that change would come into effect in the next data release, which is planned for November 2017.
Again, thank you for making us aware of this error.

Best wishes,

#2 Updated by Victoria Nolan 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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