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Coding of -vote3- and -vote4- variables in wave 7 of Understanding Society

Added by Richard Upward almost 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Category:
Data inconsistency
Target version:
Start date:
06/08/2018
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:

Description

I am using the UK Data Archive Understanding Society data for Stata (UKDA-6614-stata). I think the labels associated with vote3 and vote4 are incorrect for wave 7. I have attached a log file to illustrate the problem. It seems that the labels 6-11 have been re-ordered in wave 7.

I notice that in the wave 7 questionnaire there is a note which says

"Scripting Notes
On the showcard for Northern Ireland, we would like the Green Party, UKIP and BNP to be at the bottom of the list, below the political parties
specific to Northern Ireland."

It would be much appreciated if you could check this and confirm, or point out where I have gone wrong in interpreting the data.

Many thanks

Richard

an_green_voters_08jun2018.log (34.3 KB) an_green_voters_08jun2018.log Stata log file (ASCII text file) Richard Upward, 06/08/2018 12:17 PM

History

#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 2 years ago

  • Category set to Data inconsistency
  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Stephanie Auty
  • Target version set to M7
  • % 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 almost 2 years ago

  • % Done changed from 10 to 20

Dear Richard,

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are currently in communication with our fieldwork agency and will get back to you when we have their response.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#3 Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 2 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Feedback
  • Assignee changed from Stephanie Auty to Richard Upward
  • % Done changed from 20 to 80

Dear Richard,

You are correct, our fieldwork agency should have recoded these responses for Northern Ireland and did not do that in Wave 7. This will be corrected in our next release (7.1). Until then, you can recode the NI responses as in this example (it is done in two steps to avoid overlap):

recode g_vote3 (11=98) (10=11) (9=10) (8=9) (7=8) (6=7)
recode g_vote3 (98=6)

Thank you again for bringing this to our attention.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer

#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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