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Month of birth

Added by Liam Wright about 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Special license
Target version:
Start date:
05/12/2018
Due date:
% Done:

100%

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Description

Hi,

I'm creating activity histories for participants using Understanding Society data. To do this, I would like to create a variable for the school year (September to August) a participant was in. However, month of birth is not available in the dataset I have and I understand the process for getting access to Secure Access data - which does have it in - is time-consuming. I wondered whether it would be possible to be given a dataset which indicates whether a participant was born in January to August or in September to December, without going through the secure access process?

Thanks,

Liam

History

#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 2 years ago

  • Category set to Special license
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Stephanie Auty
  • Target version set to X M
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10
  • Private changed from Yes to No

Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#2 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Stephanie Auty to Liam Wright
  • % Done changed from 10 to 80

Dear Liam,

We don't have a variable for school year, but month of birth is available on Special Licence, so you won't need to apply for Secure Access for this purpose.

https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation/wave/xwave/datafile/xwavedat/variable/birthm

Here are the details for applying for Special Licence data: https://www.ukdataservice.ac.uk/get-data/how-to-access/conditions/special-licence
https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=6931&type=Data%20catalogue

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#3 Updated by Liam Wright about 2 years ago

Dear Stephanie,

Oh, I should have spotted that, sorry! Thanks for the response.

Best wishes,

Liam

#4 Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 2 years ago

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

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