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From 10/29/2017 to 11/27/2017

11/27/2017

10:30 PM Support #881: weighting values of zero
Dear Olena
Yes, this helps greatly!
I was thinking that a simple analysis of just the wave 1 data might be a su...
Andrew Brown
03:18 PM Support #881: weighting values of zero
Andrew,
No, you can't just multiply weights - it does not work like that.
Yes, the enumeration weight to use is ...
Olena Kaminska
04:24 PM Support #879 (Feedback): macob_all and pacob_all in xwavedat_protect are not available
Dear Nico,
Please download the newly released Wave 7 Special Licence data and these variables will be available.
...
Stephanie Auty

11/23/2017

12:52 PM Support #884 (In Progress): Missing call records for the wave 2 and wave 3 nurse visits
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
12:04 AM Support #884 (Closed): Missing call records for the wave 2 and wave 3 nurse visits
Dear Understanding Society Team,
I am hoping to investigate the usefulness of call records from the nurse visits i...
Fiona Pashazadeh
12:32 PM Support #881: weighting values of zero
P.S. After looking through the weighting section of the user guide I'm wondering if an appropriate weight to use woul... Andrew Brown

11/22/2017

11:20 PM Support #775: Nurse interviewer ID number 9999
Dear Victoria,
Is there any update on this issue?
Thanks,
Fiona.
Fiona Pashazadeh
04:33 PM Support #881: weighting values of zero
Dear Olena
Thanks again for such a quick reply. So just to double check, I shouldn't use the cross wave weights as...
Andrew Brown
11:59 AM Support #881: weighting values of zero
Andrew,
Your situation is one of the complex ones for which we don't have ready weights. You could use your approa...
Olena Kaminska
03:28 PM Support #883 (In Progress): a_indrep.sav Rel Quality Data
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
03:18 PM Support #883 (Closed): a_indrep.sav Rel Quality Data
I am writing in respect of your data set a_indrep.sav as available via UK Data Service. I noticed that in this wave y... Sharon Blake

11/21/2017

10:30 PM Support #881: weighting values of zero
Dear Olena
Many thanks for your swift reply. I wonder if you would be able to provide further clarification regard...
Andrew Brown
04:40 PM Support #881: weighting values of zero
Andrew,
They should not be included in the analysis, as weighted analysis will compensate for them being missing.
...
Olena Kaminska
01:34 PM Support #881: weighting values of zero
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
11:51 AM Support #881 (Closed): weighting values of zero
Hi
Could I ask a question related to issue #877?
For those cases not assigned a weight because 'a person in a h...
Andrew Brown
04:31 PM Support #878: employment histories
Dear Marco,
Your problem is common for any researcher who studies elderly population. So, indeed the drop out betw...
Olena Kaminska
01:39 PM Support #882 (In Progress): scprely, scrrely and scfrely
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
01:34 PM Support #882 (Closed): scprely, scrrely and scfrely
Could i just check that these variables are not included in the survey after wave 5? Can't find them on the questionn... Chris Randall
11:44 AM Support #877: weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(f)
Hi
Could I ask a related question to this?
For those cases not assigned a weight because 'a person in a house...
Andrew Brown

11/20/2017

04:33 PM Support #878 (In Progress): employment histories
Dear Marco,
I'll assign this to Peter for some weighting advice.
Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding S...
Stephanie Auty
04:04 PM Support #878: employment histories
Dear Stephanie,
My sample includes people aged 65-74 in wave 1 (n=5,371). 3,705 respondents have information about t...
marco tosi
03:03 PM Support #878 (Feedback): employment histories
Dear Marco,
The first six months is a representative sample, but does not include the Ethnic Minority Boost sample...
Stephanie Auty
03:17 PM Support #875 (Feedback): Veterans employment
Dear David,
There is not a specific variable which identifies these people. You can start with job codes 1171 and ...
Stephanie Auty
03:04 PM Support #876: Cross wave (xwave) variable for parents occupations NSSEC 5 cats?
Dear Nicola,
w_manssec5_dv and w_panssec5_dv are available in the w_indresp files. Individuals are asked for their p...
Gundi Knies
02:57 PM Support #872 (Resolved): Weights of the continuation of the BHPS sample into UKHLS
Stephanie Auty
02:57 PM Support #871 (Resolved): Confirmation Wave 1 -9
Stephanie Auty
02:56 PM Support #868 (Resolved): wealthassetsanddebt
Stephanie Auty
02:56 PM Support #867 (Resolved): Wave 6 f_hhnetinc1 set to zero rather than missing for iemb sample
Stephanie Auty
02:56 PM Support #866 (Resolved): Stratification information
Stephanie Auty
02:55 PM Support #865 (Resolved): Change in question on occupation in Questionnaire in 2005 and 2006
Stephanie Auty
02:55 PM Support #864 (Resolved): filterring
Stephanie Auty
02:55 PM Support #863 (Closed): People living in Multi-generational homes in the UK
Stephanie Auty
02:54 PM Support #862 (Resolved): interviewer identification numbers
Stephanie Auty
02:53 PM Support #861 (Resolved): number of questions respondents are asked
Stephanie Auty
02:53 PM Support #860 (Feedback): Length of time for interview
Stephanie Auty
02:52 PM Support #859 (Resolved): Adoption status
Stephanie Auty
02:52 PM Support #858 (Closed): Date of Birth variables
Stephanie Auty
02:51 PM Support #856 (Closed): how to deal with contradictory records
Stephanie Auty
02:51 PM Support #853 (Closed): Self-esteem measure in Youth Questionnaire
Stephanie Auty
02:51 PM Support #852 (Resolved): Empstat / employment history
Stephanie Auty
02:50 PM Support #851 (Closed): Components of net monthly income
Stephanie Auty
02:50 PM Support #849 (Resolved): universe of indall files in BHPS UKHLS
Stephanie Auty
10:14 AM Support #880 (In Progress): Genetic data linked to NPD
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty

11/15/2017

04:13 PM Support #880 (Closed): Genetic data linked to NPD
Is genetic data available for individuals with linked National Pupil Database Wave 1 data, if so, what is the sample ... Michelle Luciano
11:26 AM Support #873 (Feedback): Westminster constituency identifiers
Dear Quinton,
Thank you, we are aware of this issue. The information is not currently available but we are conside...
Stephanie Auty

11/14/2017

03:15 PM Support #877 (Feedback): weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(f)
Stephanie Auty

11/13/2017

10:47 AM Support #879 (In Progress): macob_all and pacob_all in xwavedat_protect are not available
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
10:47 AM Support #878 (In Progress): employment histories
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty

11/12/2017

02:54 PM Support #879 (Closed): macob_all and pacob_all in xwavedat_protect are not available
Dear Alita,
I hope you are doing well. I have noticed that macob_all and pacob_all are not available in xwavedat_...
Nico Ochmann

11/10/2017

05:01 PM Support #878 (Closed): employment histories
Hello,
I try to reconstruct employment histories in wave 1 to analyse implications on health in the later waves. Sin...
marco tosi
04:48 PM Support #877: weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(f)
Nico,
1. The provision of weights requires the ability to estimate probabilities of continuing to respond over mul...
Peter Lynn
02:55 PM Support #877 (Closed): weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(f)
Dear Peter,
I have a few more questions with regard to my original support #758.
1. When I generate my new weight...
Nico Ochmann
03:23 PM Support #876 (In Progress): Cross wave (xwave) variable for parents occupations NSSEC 5 cats?
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
10:26 AM Support #876 (Closed): Cross wave (xwave) variable for parents occupations NSSEC 5 cats?
Hi
Is there a cross wave (xwave) derived variable available for father's and mother's occupation when respondent ...
nicola brimblecombe

11/09/2017

04:19 PM Support #848: Clinical Depression H_COND variables
Luca,
I will try to answer some of your questions in terms of weighting. But please if my response is not sufficie...
Olena Kaminska
09:53 AM Support #869 (Feedback): Unexpectedly strong gender homophily in Understanding Society compared with the BHPS
Dear Till,
There are several differences in the way these questions were asked from Wave 18 of the BHPS to Wave 3 ...
Stephanie Auty

11/07/2017

06:32 PM Support #870 (Feedback): Change in boundaries of Local Authority Districs
Dear Jascha,
There is a pdf document called “Understanding Society Innovation Panel Geographical Lookup Tables”, w...
Stephanie Auty

11/05/2017

02:33 PM Support #860: Length of time for interview
Dear Dana,
There are three timings files included in the data download of the IP data, one for the household grid,...
Stephanie Auty

11/02/2017

04:32 PM Support #875 (In Progress): Veterans employment
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
04:09 PM Support #875 (Closed): Veterans employment
I hope to use US to identify the labour market experience of former members of the UK armed forces, with a particular... David Owen
04:31 PM Support #874 (In Progress): try to link the birthweight to each child
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
03:30 PM Support #874 (Closed): try to link the birthweight to each child
There is a file called a_natchild containing the information about the natural children including birth weight, gesta... YIN XU

11/01/2017

01:11 PM Support #872 (Feedback): Weights of the continuation of the BHPS sample into UKHLS
Stephanie Auty
12:21 PM Support #867 (Feedback): Wave 6 f_hhnetinc1 set to zero rather than missing for iemb sample
Dear David,
It is correct that all IEMB household income values should be missing on the wave 1-6 release. On the ...
Stephanie Auty
11:11 AM Support #867: Wave 6 f_hhnetinc1 set to zero rather than missing for iemb sample
Hi,
Is it possible to advise when I might hear back on this?
Thanks,
David
David Leese

10/31/2017

07:43 PM Support #873 (In Progress): Westminster constituency identifiers
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
06:18 PM Support #873 (Closed): Westminster constituency identifiers
I am looking for information that will allow me to identify the individual parliamentary constituencies that responde... Quinton Mayne

10/30/2017

05:40 PM Support #861 (Feedback): number of questions respondents are asked
Dear Dana,
You could calculate this by removing any derived variables, weights and linking identifiers, only keepi...
Stephanie Auty
04:05 PM Support #862 (Feedback): interviewer identification numbers
Dear Dana,
The interviewer numbers are consistent across waves, so the answer to your question is yes. However, at...
Stephanie Auty
03:48 PM Support #863 (Resolved): People living in Multi-generational homes in the UK
Stephanie Auty
03:47 PM Support #858 (Resolved): Date of Birth variables
Stephanie Auty
03:47 PM Support #857 (Closed): Merging datasets
Stephanie Auty
03:47 PM Support #856 (Resolved): how to deal with contradictory records
Stephanie Auty
03:46 PM Support #855 (Closed): Drinking variables in wave 2, adult self-completion
Stephanie Auty
03:46 PM Support #854 (Closed): Ethnicity and Socio-economic group - inapplicable data
Stephanie Auty
03:46 PM Support #853 (Resolved): Self-esteem measure in Youth Questionnaire
Stephanie Auty
03:45 PM Support #851 (Resolved): Components of net monthly income
Stephanie Auty
03:45 PM Support #849 (Feedback): universe of indall files in BHPS UKHLS
Stephanie Auty
03:44 PM Support #842 (Closed): Marital status variable - mlstat
Stephanie Auty
10:34 AM Support #871 (Feedback): Confirmation Wave 1 -9
Dear Victoria,
The currently available published data is waves 1-6, but in a few weeks the next data release is du...
Stephanie Auty
10:32 AM Support #868 (Feedback): wealthassetsanddebt
Dear Jia,
Please refer to the long term content plan, which you can download here: https://www.understandingsociet...
Stephanie Auty

10/29/2017

12:14 PM Support #866 (Feedback): Stratification information
Dear Dora,
We have an exercise of how to deal with this problem in example 6 in our training materials, which you ...
Stephanie Auty
12:03 PM Support #863: People living in Multi-generational homes in the UK
From: Charlotte Pierzchniak [mailto:c.pierzchniak@students.rave.ac.uk]
Sent: 20 October 2017 15:44
To: usersupport...
Stephanie Auty
 

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