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From 11/18/2015 to 12/17/2015

12/17/2015

05:33 PM Support #463: Job History Data
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Employment histories were collected for the 1-6 month samples in wave 1 and for the remaining 6...
Anuj Vithlani
03:31 PM Support #468: Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Wonderful, many thanks for your response and your help! I am looking forward to analysing the data!
Best wishes,
Ko...
Konstantin Käppner
02:12 PM Support #468 (Closed): Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Erroneously, the documentation from the previous deposit is currently the first part of the ducumentation you find. W... Redmine Admin
12:32 PM Support #468: Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Dear Jakob,
thank you for the information. I will hence apply for the special license datasets to obtain ward iden...
Konstantin Käppner
10:38 AM Support #468: Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
The most accurate information that we can offer on location is postcode centroids at a single point in time. This inf... Redmine Admin
10:25 AM Support #465: Immediate - BHPS data access help
All household level questions are asked in the household questionnaire. You can search for these variables by looking... Alita Nandi

12/16/2015

07:17 PM Support #468: Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Dear Jakob,
many thanks for the swift response. As I said, I think it would be an easier solution if I could obtai...
Konstantin Käppner
06:58 PM Support #468 (In Progress): Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Unfortunately, we are not currently able to grant access to Secure Access data to researchers based outside the UK. W... Redmine Admin
12:53 PM Support #468 (Closed): Earlier Version of BHPS consittuency identifiers for SN 6033 needed
Dear Understanding Society Team mebmers at ISER,
I am currently conducting an analysis of individual voting dynam...
Konstantin Käppner
07:13 PM Support #464: Local Authority Data
Please see this FAQ: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/support/projects/support/wiki/Is_it_possible_to_merge_in_... Redmine Admin

12/15/2015

07:27 PM Support #453: Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Dear Gaelle,
First, let me answer a question whether you need weights. You don’t need weights if you want to talk ...
Olena Kaminska
02:15 PM Support #467: Ns-sec/UKborn and religion
"Whether current job NS-SEC is given by c_j1soc10_cc (NS-SEC 10) or c_j1soc00_cc (NS-SEC 2000)?"
These do not ref...
Alita Nandi
02:04 PM Support #467: Ns-sec/UKborn and religion
ukborn (and other iniital conditions questions) are asked only when first interviewed so they will have a lot of miss... Alita Nandi
12:55 PM Support #467 (Closed): Ns-sec/UKborn and religion
Please could you just clarify(apologies unfamilar with running these in Understanding society and a colleague has que... angela potter-collins
08:59 AM Support #466: Deprivation scores
Thanks for letting us know. The new link is:
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/support/projects/support/wiki/Is...
Redmine Admin

12/14/2015

08:39 PM Support #466 (Closed): Deprivation scores
My enquiry is about IMD/Carstairs scores. As I understand they are not included in the data but should be linked to g... Johanna Jokio
05:22 PM Support #450 (In Progress): subpopulation analysis
All our weights are designed for analysis of the whole population on any population subgroup. Apologies for taking a ... Redmine Admin
04:33 PM Support #465 (Closed): Immediate - BHPS data access help
Dear Understanding Society User Support,
I have registered for the UK Data Service and acquired BHPS data for my d...
Christopher Booth
01:20 PM Support #464 (Closed): Local Authority Data
Hello,
I am looking to use the Understanding Society data for a project I am involved in. I wondered if the data ...
megan macpherson
12:37 PM Support #461: Was Maternal BMI or Maternal Weigth and Height Data been recorded?
Please take a look at the variable description in the Online Documentation for the frequency distribution of response... Alita Nandi
12:33 PM Support #463: Job History Data
Employment histories were collected for the 1-6 month samples in wave 1 and for the remaining 6-24 month samples in w... Alita Nandi
12:31 PM Support #460: Language variables
>Can I clarify that there is no question asking if the respondents speaks a language other than English at home?
YES...
Alita Nandi
12:21 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Hi Alex,
Proxy interview: When a person is unable to give an interview, in some cases, their spouse or adult child...
Alita Nandi
07:45 AM Support #453: Zero value weight with nurse data combined to blood sample and main sample (w2)
Hi Olena,
Thanks a lot for your helpful response.
I already read the User guide of both main stage and nurse h...
Gaelle Albertus

12/09/2015

07:34 PM Support #452 (Closed): identifying same-sex (female-female)partner
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07:33 PM Support #454 (Closed): BHPS hhch12 variable in INDRESP files
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07:33 PM Support #457 (Closed): ethnicity
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07:32 PM Support #458 (Closed): country of birth and derived variable UK born
Redmine Admin
07:32 PM Support #459 (Closed): derived variable for total number of children
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07:29 PM Support #462 (Closed): Longitudinal weights
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05:38 PM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
Thanks Olena- this is a great help.
I think the most suitable solution is to continue to just use the longitudina...
Rory Coulter
02:30 PM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
Rory,
Cross-sectional weights will be wrong in this situation simply because you can't observe a move in a cross-s...
Olena Kaminska
01:45 PM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
Thanks Olena, this helps a lot.
Just one (hopefully final) clarification regarding pooled analysis. If I were to f...
Rory Coulter
11:26 AM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
To answer your questions:
1. Yes, and this is a safe option;
2. Pooled analysis is a good option if you want to rep...
Olena Kaminska
05:01 PM Support #463 (Closed): Job History Data
I've looked at both the BHPS and UKHLS data. Am I correct in saying that BHPS has job history data whilst the UKHLS d... Anuj Vithlani
12:26 PM Support #449: Sexuality Variable
Thank you!
I was just wondering how do I find out what the "proxy" answers refer to? I assume proxy means other pe...
Alex Best

12/08/2015

05:30 PM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
Hi Olena,
Many thanks for the very quick reply and advice. I can see that just using the wave 1 weight is not eno...
Rory Coulter
02:52 PM Support #462: Longitudinal weights
Rory,
You can't use different longitudinal weights for different people in the same analysis - such analysis will ...
Olena Kaminska
10:14 AM Support #462 (Closed): Longitudinal weights
Hi,
I'm conducting a longitudinal analysis of waves 1-5 using the GPS and EMB samples and have a quick question ab...
Rory Coulter
12:53 PM Support #456: comparing across waves
Thanks Olena.
I realize that if I pool data I would need to have "individuals x wave" as unit of analyses, which mi...
Carolina Zuccotti
10:24 AM Support #455 (Closed): Residential mobility indicators
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10:05 AM Support #455: Residential mobility indicators
Redmine Admin wrote:
> xwhist is under development and did not make it into the latest release. You are advised to a...
Rory Coulter

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
Redmine Admin
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?
Redmine Admin

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
Redmine Admin
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...
Redmine Admin
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
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/2015/11/19/wave-5-data Redmine Admin
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
 

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