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From 11/08/2015 to 12/07/2015

12/07/2015

04:22 PM Support #453: Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Dear Gaelle,
Indeed, you are right in thinking that generally for most of the studies all people who provide infor...
Olena Kaminska

12/03/2015

05:29 PM Support #456: comparing across waves
Dear Carolina,
To select the weights you will need to first decide on what you want to represent: either people ov...
Olena Kaminska

12/02/2015

03:10 PM Support #459 (Resolved): derived variable for total number of children
Welcome! Gundi Knies
02:57 PM Support #459: derived variable for total number of children
Thank you. This answers my questions. Alexey Bessudnov
02:54 PM Support #459: derived variable for total number of children
Hi Alexey,
apologies, it turns out the _lnprnt is asked of men and women who appear not to have any natural children...
Gundi Knies
12:39 PM Support #459: derived variable for total number of children
Hi Gundi,
Many thanks for your detailed and timely reply. Just a couple of things to clarify. You said that lnprnt...
Alexey Bessudnov
09:43 AM Support #459 (In Progress): derived variable for total number of children
Hi Alexey,
first, to confirm that there is no derived variable which provides this information. Hence, you are rig...
Gundi Knies
03:03 PM Support #461 (Closed): Was Maternal BMI or Maternal Weigth and Height Data been recorded?

Hi,
I am a research assistant and I am currently searching for maternal datasets containing maternal BMI or ...
Nicoleta Pasecinic

12/01/2015

05:20 PM Support #460 (Closed): Language variables
I am interested in exploring the information related to respondents' language in Understanding Society.
It is clea...
Joanna Clifton-Sprigg
09:08 AM Support #443 (Closed): Orgm variables
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09:07 AM Support #451 (Closed): Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Boost sample Wave 6
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09:06 AM Support #454 (In Progress): BHPS hhch12 variable in INDRESP files
Thanks for raising it - now forwarded to the BHPS team. On behalf of the team, Jakob Redmine Admin
09:04 AM Support #455 (In Progress): Residential mobility indicators
xwhist is under development and did not make it into the latest release. You are advised to apply for access to https... Redmine Admin
09:01 AM Support #421: mining of genetic + other data: collaboration?
advised to email biomarker team directly by email today. Redmine Admin
09:00 AM Support #421 (Closed): mining of genetic + other data: collaboration?
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11/30/2015

10:06 PM Support #459 (Closed): derived variable for total number of children
Hi,
I'd like to create variables for a total number of biological children for individuals in each wave. My unders...
Alexey Bessudnov
09:21 PM Support #458: country of birth and derived variable UK born
use ukborn in xwavedat
use c_hiqual_dv in c_indresp
c_jlnssec8_dv: is about last job. Information about the las...
Alita Nandi
05:35 PM Support #458: country of birth and derived variable UK born
Hi please could you advise with the following variables. It is similar to the previous request on ethnicity.
We are...
angela potter-collins
05:16 PM Support #458 (Closed): country of birth and derived variable UK born
angela potter-collins
05:23 PM Support #446 (Closed): Childcare analysis
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03:08 PM Support #446: Childcare analysis
Thank you for your help on this Ceri Hughes
01:33 PM Support #457: ethnicity
Please use the variable c_racel_dv. This question was asked of all adult respondents in wave 1 and after that only of... Alita Nandi
01:26 PM Support #457: ethnicity
I have a query re an output for ethnicity that a colleague has run.
The output below is for ethnicity. There appea...
angela potter-collins
01:25 PM Support #457 (Closed): ethnicity
angela potter-collins

11/27/2015

04:55 PM Support #456 (Closed): comparing across waves
Hello,
I wanted to know if it is possible to compare the effect of a variable in wave 1 with its effect in wave 5.
...
Carolina Zuccotti
12:48 PM Support #455 (Closed): Residential mobility indicators
Hello,
I have the latest version (W5 release) of SN6614 and SN7248 and have a question about residential mobility ...
Rory Coulter
11:04 AM Support #454 (Closed): BHPS hhch12 variable in INDRESP files
There is a minor discrepancy between the labelling and text for variable hhch12 in each of the indresp files. An exam... Mike Wilson

11/26/2015

01:23 PM Support #453: Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Olena,
Thanks a lot for your response.
I read the User Guide and several questions on the forum (in particular ...
Gaelle Albertus

11/25/2015

10:20 AM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Hi Alex,
the online data set documentation includes a brief description of the content of the data files which you a...
Gundi Knies

11/24/2015

09:48 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Thank you, I have read the imputation of income and other variables section. However, it doesn't say which questionna... Alex Best
11:20 AM Support #453: Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Gaelle,
We indeed expect some people to have 0 weights in nurse cross-sectional dataset. These are mostly TSMs in ...
Olena Kaminska
08:15 AM Support #453 (Closed): Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Hi,
I am working on the nurse health assessment data combined to the blood sample data and the full main interview...
Gaelle Albertus

11/23/2015

09:25 AM Support #452: identifying same-sex (female-female)partner
Option 1: Use the w_egoalt file to identify same-sex partners in a household. Specifically, use variables: w_relation... Alita Nandi

11/22/2015

11:27 PM Support #452 (Closed): identifying same-sex (female-female)partner
Dear Understanding society team
I'm interested in studying sleep in pregnancy, I'm keen to identify the predictors r...
Nora Alafif

11/20/2015

05:28 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Any job related question will be inapplicable for those who do not have a job. Please refer to the specific questions... Alita Nandi
05:23 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Thanks.
I have had a look at income data within indresp on stata and the majority of respondents have said inappl...
Alex Best
03:22 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Adults (16+) are interviewed mostly F2F (with some exceptions). Those who complete F2F interviews are also asked to f... Alita Nandi
03:13 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Ok, but are all the adult self-completion questionnaires done with interviewers face-to-face or over the telephone or... Alex Best
02:07 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
We follow, in short, individuals and their households over time; https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/about/longitu... Redmine Admin
01:55 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Ahhh ok, thanks, so for indresp (i.e. the adult questionnaire) are the people interviewed in wave 1 different to the ... Alex Best
09:22 AM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/search?q=*sexuor*&t=mainstage_variable
The question was on the adult self-com...
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10:38 AM Support #451: Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Boost sample Wave 6
We do not yet have complete written documentation, but here is a brief description of the design:
Two new sample c...
Peter Lynn
09:23 AM Support #448 (Closed): weights
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11/19/2015

09:48 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Thank you. I have just had a look at the descriptions of the waves. However, I cannot find the sexuality variable in ... Alex Best
06:04 PM Support #443: Orgm variables
Hello,
c_orgm is asked only of those who chose c_org=1. Just replace c_orgm* = 0 if c_org=2.
In case of c_orga...
Alita Nandi
05:50 PM Support #446: Childcare analysis
Hello,
Yes, if you combine ccare and ccwork and restrict the analysis to those who had a job last week (jbhas=1|jb...
Alita Nandi
03:58 PM Support #438 (Closed): Identifying a change in address
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03:53 PM Support #447 (Closed): Wave 5
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12:30 PM Support #451 (Closed): Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Boost sample Wave 6
Hello,
Is there any written documentation on the sample design for the additional immigrant and ethnic minority b...
Dharmi Kapadia
10:46 AM Wave 5 is out!
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2015/11/19/wave-5-data Redmine Admin

11/18/2015

12:41 PM Support #448: weights
And thank you, again, Olena.
Vernon
Vernon Hedge
10:18 AM Support #448: weights
Vernon,
Thank you for your citations. And yes, you should use psu alone as clusters. This is because you are using...
Olena Kaminska

11/17/2015

02:52 PM Support #450 (Closed): subpopulation analysis
Hi, I need some advice on analyzing a subpopulation of the sample. Specifically I am only analyzing individuals that ... Stefanie Jane
02:33 PM Support #448: weights
Thanks again, Olena,
With a fast encroaching penultimate deadline for a thesis, I guess it is too late for me to s...
Vernon Hedge
11:22 AM Support #448: weights
Vernon,
We suggest where possible to use full information on design, including psu, strata and weights. It is poss...
Olena Kaminska
12:57 AM Support #448: weights
In paragraph 5 "(i.e, 1/c_indscub_x)" should read "(i.e., 1/c_indscub_xw). Apologies. Vernon Hedge
12:53 AM Support #448: weights
Thank you so much, Olena, for that very detailed and considerate reply!
It is my first attempt at negotiating surv...
Vernon Hedge
09:10 AM Support #449 (In Progress): Sexuality Variable
The various files are described here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-document... Redmine Admin

11/16/2015

07:24 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
I have just redownloaded it and it works, thank you! When I download the STATA version of the dataset I get the diffe... Alex Best
03:19 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
When I downloaded the data from UKDS a minute ago it was there(?).
On behalf of the team, Jakob
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03:00 PM Support #449 (Closed): Sexuality Variable
Hi,
I have downloaded understanding society's dataset and have realised the variable c_sexuor which should be in d...
Alex Best
03:22 PM Support #442 (Closed): Weight for longitudinal analysis with BHPS Youth dataset
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03:21 PM Support #444 (Closed): I need help
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03:21 PM Support #445 (Closed): Pain and work
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12:29 PM Support #448: weights
Dear Vernon,
Thank you for your question. Your thinking of selecting the weight for your analysis are all correct....
Olena Kaminska
12:17 AM Support #448 (Closed): weights
I am looking at data exclusively at Wave C Understanding Society c_indresp.sav. I am planning to employ model based ... Vernon Hedge

11/10/2015

12:35 PM Support #81: Does Health Visitor data still exist in Understanding Society
FYI: There has been a review of the information Understanding Society collects about health, and the lack of informat... Gundi Knies

11/09/2015

01:04 PM Support #241 (Closed): c_fiyrinvinc_dv vs c_fiyrdia
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01:04 PM Support #406 (Closed): Calcuation of net income variables
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01:03 PM Support #415 (Closed): Question on household income
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01:03 PM Support #417 (Closed): Choice of income bands in proxy question on annual earnings
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01:03 PM Support #418 (Closed): Understanding Society dataset harmonised with GGP
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01:02 PM Support #428 (Closed): Adult SC Questionnaire Wave 2
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01:02 PM Support #430 (Closed): Sample size and weight within blood sample w2
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01:01 PM Support #435 (Closed): Question relating to " main reason respondent was away from work last week?" in the UK HLS
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01:01 PM Support #436 (Closed): How to identify the Household Reference Person
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01:01 PM Support #437 (Closed): sample design and community establishments
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01:00 PM Support #440 (Closed): Longitudinal Regression Analysis Weights
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12:59 PM Support #445 (In Progress): Pain and work
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12:41 PM Support #447: Wave 5
We expect the Wave 5 launch the third week of Nov - so very soon.
On behalf of the team, Jakob
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11:23 AM Support #447 (Closed): Wave 5
Hello,
Please can you let me know the date of the Wave 5 data release?
Many thanks,
Dharmi
Dharmi Kapadia
12:39 PM Support #438: Identifying a change in address
I have received the following advice:
You are correct – w_plnowy4 identifies those who moved since the last wave. ...
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