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From 02/06/2018 to 03/07/2018

03/07/2018

05:50 PM Support #886 (Closed): Zero weights and statistical power
Stephanie Auty
05:48 PM Support #884 (Closed): Missing call records for the wave 2 and wave 3 nurse visits
Stephanie Auty
05:47 PM Support #926 (Feedback): Education variable hiqual_dv in USOC
Dear Rossella,
You can find more detailed qualification responses in the variable w_qfhigh_dv, which w_hiqual_dv i...
Stephanie Auty
05:45 PM Support #883 (Closed): a_indrep.sav Rel Quality Data
Stephanie Auty
05:44 PM Support #881 (Closed): weighting values of zero
Stephanie Auty
05:44 PM Support #880 (Closed): Genetic data linked to NPD
Stephanie Auty
05:44 PM Support #878 (Closed): employment histories
Stephanie Auty
05:43 PM Support #874 (Closed): try to link the birthweight to each child
Stephanie Auty
04:48 PM Support #934: Household representative person
We have deleted issue #935 because it is a duplicate of this one. Stephanie Auty
02:38 PM Support #934 (In Progress): Household representative person
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
02:41 PM Support #937 (In Progress): Merge children to parents
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
12:37 PM Support #937 (Resolved): Merge children to parents
I would like to add children data from child in the parent rows. However, I haven't found a suitable identifier for t... Karl Overdick
02:40 PM Support #936 (Feedback): Weights for combined BHPS and UKHLS sample
Stephanie Auty
10:57 AM Support #936: Weights for combined BHPS and UKHLS sample
Gill,
If your longitudinal analysis starts at w18 of BHPS you need to use BHPS-related weight, in this situation '...
Olena Kaminska
02:37 PM Support #933 (Feedback): urban rural info for BHPS
Stephanie Auty
10:54 AM Support #925: Weights for longitudinal analysis
Rossella,
Thanks for the clarification. If you are doing a longitudinal analysis you need just one weight - the we...
Olena Kaminska
08:59 AM Support #921: Council tax variable
Thanks Alita. Yes I found those... so there is no 'amount of council tax paid' variable for BHPS?
Thanks for the p...
Tom Waters

03/06/2018

11:31 PM Support #936 (Resolved): Weights for combined BHPS and UKHLS sample
Dear User Support
Please may I check with you whether I'm selecting the correct weight to use:
I'm undertaking ...
Gill Weston
05:02 PM Support #925: Weights for longitudinal analysis
Dear Olena,
thanks for the response. Let me clarify something, I am doing a longitudinal analysis using waves 1991...
Rossella Icardi
08:56 AM Support #925 (Feedback): Weights for longitudinal analysis
Alita Nandi
12:50 PM Support #934 (Resolved): Household representative person
In the dataset documentation (I am using wave 'd') reference is made to two fields d_hrpno and d_hrpid on the d_indre... Martin Burgess
10:20 AM Support #930: BMI variables in the youth panel - potential errors?
Dear Sian,
information about height and weight is collected in a paper-and-pencil interview which children/adolescen...
Gundi Knies
08:55 AM Support #932 (Feedback): Weighting
Alita Nandi
08:10 AM Support #921: Council tax variable
Sorry Tom, I did not realise you were asking about the BHPS files. This variable is only available in the UKHLS files... Alita Nandi

03/05/2018

01:55 PM Support #932: Weighting
Dear Elena,
Thank you for your question. Sample design of UKHLS is not simple random sample, and nonresponse at wa...
Olena Kaminska
01:43 PM Support #925: Weights for longitudinal analysis
Rossella,
Thank you for your question. Indeed the choice of weights depends on the type of analysis you are doing....
Olena Kaminska
12:23 PM Support #921: Council tax variable
Hi Alita.
Yes I have the special licence version.
Tom
Tom Waters
10:52 AM Support #921: Council tax variable
This is only available in the Special License Version. Have you downloaded that?
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi
10:08 AM Support #921: Council tax variable
Thanks Alita. I still cannot find a council tax variable in the harmonised BHPS, however. Has that been removed?
T...
Tom Waters
11:23 AM Support #933: urban rural info for BHPS
Hello Sait,
This variable is not available in the UKHLS-BHPS harmonised datafiles. The BHPS harmonisation user gui...
Alita Nandi

03/02/2018

04:07 PM Support #933 (Resolved): urban rural info for BHPS
Hi,
I am sorry if the answer is obvious but I just cannot find it. Is there a urban_dv equivalent for BHPS data? I...
Sait Bayrakdar
01:35 PM Intro to Understanding Society using Stata 19-20 April 2018
Register here
https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/training/2018/02/20/introduction-to-understandi...
Alita Nandi
01:17 PM Support #921 (Feedback): Council tax variable
The variable name has been changed to w_ficountax_dv. Please see page 99 of the user guide:
https://www.understandin...
Alita Nandi
01:15 PM Support #932 (In Progress): Weighting
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
01:09 PM Support #932 (Resolved): Weighting
Hi,
I am using data from different waves to see how job status changes over time (will be mostly working with var...
Elena Cora Magrini
11:24 AM Support #928: Merging Youth.
Hi Alita,
Thanks for your response. I will merge the waves via the pidp. I had noticed there were some issues wit...
Vicky Thompson
10:38 AM Support #931 (Feedback): twins
Dear Valentina,
Thanks for your query. Our data team has checked and the data is correct. There are few twins sinc...
Alita Nandi
10:34 AM Support #931 (Resolved): twins
I would like to know how I can identify respondents'children that are twins. I used the variable twinconf in wave 4-7... Valentina Tocchioni

03/01/2018

11:14 AM Support #929 (Resolved): Youth SDQ Scores Wave 7 Incorrect
Hello Cara,
As Gundi has responded to you directly I am changing the status as resolved. But if you have further q...
Alita Nandi
11:12 AM Support #930 (In Progress): BMI variables in the youth panel - potential errors?
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
11:10 AM Support #928 (Feedback): Merging Youth.
Hello Vicky,
Yes, it is ok to merge the data using PIDP. There is a known issue with SDQ scores due to a new missi...
Alita Nandi
10:54 AM Support #926 (In Progress): Education variable hiqual_dv in USOC
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
10:53 AM Support #925 (In Progress): Weights for longitudinal analysis
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi

02/27/2018

03:01 PM Support #930 (Resolved): BMI variables in the youth panel - potential errors?
Good afternoon,
I've come across something strange with the BMI data in the youth panel (available in waves b, d a...
Sian Hughes

02/26/2018

02:39 PM Support #929: Youth SDQ Scores Wave 7 Incorrect
This is the case for many of the youth questions and should be noted in the user guide or related documentation. Cara Booker
02:39 PM Support #929: Youth SDQ Scores Wave 7 Incorrect
In wave 7 there is an extra code to many of the variables, 9 which is 'incorrect answer'. I think this is the source ... Cara Booker
12:26 PM Support #929 (Resolved): Youth SDQ Scores Wave 7 Incorrect
Hi,
The scores for the SDQ total difficulties and subscale scorees in wave 7 are incorrect. At first glance it loo...
Cara Booker

02/25/2018

08:16 PM Support #928 (Resolved): Merging Youth.
Hi,
I am attempting to merge the youth data from waves 1, 3 and 5. Is it satisfactory to merge these waves of data...
Vicky Thompson

02/23/2018

12:47 PM Support #926 (Resolved): Education variable hiqual_dv in USOC
Hi,
I am exploring the educational variable hiqual_dv in usoc and I have a question with regard to the category 'o...
Rossella Icardi
12:35 PM Support #925 (Resolved): Weights for longitudinal analysis
Hi,
I am currently working with the long file using BHPS and USOC data (waves 1-25) and I am struggling to understan...
Rossella Icardi

02/21/2018

05:20 PM Support #924: Derivation of Fed Forward Values
Hi Gundi,
That is helpful, thank you.
Am I right in saying the variables are calculated as I thought above (dat...
Liam Wright
04:49 PM Support #924 (Feedback): Derivation of Fed Forward Values
Hi Liam,
the variables starting with the _ff_ prefix are not technically derived variables. They report the value of...
Gundi Knies
03:40 PM Support #924: Derivation of Fed Forward Values
Hello,
I am interesting in using data from the Annual History Module from Waves 2-7 in Understanding Society. I'm ...
Liam Wright
03:39 PM Support #924 (Resolved): Derivation of Fed Forward Values
Hello,
I am interesting in using data from the Annual History Module from Waves 2-7 in Understanding Society. I'm ...
Liam Wright

02/20/2018

07:08 PM Support #922 (Feedback): Question on the disability module (_disdif1 … _disdif1)
Hello Harry,
The way to figure this out is to go to the questionnaires from the different Waves, search for this v...
Alita Nandi
12:53 PM Support #922 (Resolved): Question on the disability module (_disdif1 … _disdif1)
It's not clear to me if a subject is asked the below question (on the disability module) only upon entering the surve... Harry Hill

02/15/2018

05:31 PM Support #920 (Feedback): Advice on weighting and accounting for the survey design
Alita Nandi
03:10 PM Support #920: Advice on weighting and accounting for the survey design
Ngaire,
If I understand correctly, you are carrying out two separate cross-sectional analyses, one for 1991 and on...
Peter Lynn
02:24 PM Support #920 (In Progress): Advice on weighting and accounting for the survey design
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
02:21 PM Support #920 (Resolved): Advice on weighting and accounting for the survey design
Hello,
I'm comparing the financial confidence (variable 'finnow') of people aged 70-79 between 1991 (BHPS) and 201...
Ngaire Coombs
05:30 PM Support #914 (Closed): end dates of individual interview for IP W9
Request withdrawn by user Alita Nandi
05:29 PM Support #921 (In Progress): Council tax variable
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
05:04 PM Support #921 (Resolved): Council tax variable
Hi,
I have the special licence data for USoc and harmonised BHPS. I was sure that before there was a variable call...
Tom Waters
02:36 PM Support #918 (In Progress): lnprnt - number of children ever had
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi

02/14/2018

11:42 AM Support #919 (Feedback): weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(g)
Peter Lynn
11:42 AM Support #919: weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(g)
Nico,
By "current wave" I meant wave 1 in the case of the wave 1 sample, wave 2 for the wave 2 sample, etc. So, fo...
Peter Lynn
11:15 AM Support #919 (Resolved): weights for pooled cross-sections over waves (a)-(g)
Dear Peter,
I have a quick follow-up question with regard to my past issue #839. You wrote the following below:
A ...
Nico Ochmann

02/13/2018

04:13 PM Support #916: Two questions about weights
Thanks Olena - very helpful.
Tom
Tom Waters
02:10 AM Support #918 (Resolved): lnprnt - number of children ever had
Hi,
I am working specifically with the original BHPS sample (hhorig==3) across combined waves 1-25. My question re...
Alice Campbell

02/12/2018

12:34 PM Support #884 (Resolved): Missing call records for the wave 2 and wave 3 nurse visits
Alita Nandi
12:34 PM Support #881 (Resolved): weighting values of zero
Alita Nandi
12:33 PM Support #880 (Resolved): Genetic data linked to NPD
Alita Nandi
12:33 PM Support #874 (Resolved): try to link the birthweight to each child
Alita Nandi
12:29 PM Support #723 (Resolved): Combining USOC/BHPS and zero weights
Alita Nandi
12:27 PM Support #913 (Feedback): Understanding Society - Housing Conditions
Alita Nandi
12:24 PM Support #890 (Resolved): SDQ variables
Alita Nandi
12:24 PM Support #904 (Resolved): Educational atttainment waves 20-25 - BHPS sample
Alita Nandi
12:24 PM Support #903 (Resolved): Education variable hiqual_dv in BHPS and USOC
Alita Nandi
12:23 PM Support #902 (Resolved): Life history questions in USOC (and BHPS)
Alita Nandi
12:23 PM Support #901 (Resolved): Question by an Msc student
Alita Nandi
12:22 PM Support #899 (Resolved): introduction to understanding society Example 3
Alita Nandi
12:22 PM Support #898 (Resolved): Pay data - include or exclude overtime payment?
Alita Nandi
12:22 PM Support #897 (Resolved): device used data in Wave 7
Alita Nandi
12:21 PM Support #896 (Resolved): Understanding Society Wave 7 timing data
Alita Nandi
12:21 PM Support #892 (Resolved): Wave 7 Variables: nutrition_w7, scawembs_w7 and exercise_7
Alita Nandi
12:20 PM Support #891 (Resolved): Matching f_fihhmnnet1_dv to previously used f_hhnetinc1
Alita Nandi
12:20 PM Support #895 (Resolved): data release mental health and social media
Alita Nandi
12:20 PM Support #900: BHPS
Dear Maria,
Dave Mare's files are available at the UKDS: https://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/catalogue/?sn=7821&t...
Alita Nandi
11:58 AM Support #916 (Feedback): Two questions about weights
Alita Nandi
11:33 AM Support #916: Two questions about weights
Tom,
Thank you for your question.
All our derivation of weights is explained in the Understanding Society User ...
Olena Kaminska
09:03 AM Support #916 (Resolved): Two questions about weights
Hi,
I have two questions about weights that perhaps you can help me with.
First, the documentation states that ...
Tom Waters
11:57 AM Support #912 (Feedback): Duplicates of pid in the harmonized UKHLS/BHPS xwavedat
Hello Michael,
Thank you for identifying these cases. You are correct there are 11 pids with 2 observations. We ha...
Alita Nandi
10:12 AM Support #917 (Feedback): how to merge xwavedat with data from all the other seven waves
Alita Nandi
10:12 AM Support #917: how to merge xwavedat with data from all the other seven waves
In this latest release xwavedat includes BHPS cases as well. If you look at the hhorig for these cases you will see t... Alita Nandi
10:05 AM Support #917 (Resolved): how to merge xwavedat with data from all the other seven waves
Dear Alita,
this seems an obvious procedure, but I obtain a fairly high number of non-matches (60,792), which kin...
Nico Ochmann

02/09/2018

02:01 PM Support #915 (Feedback): sf1 and scsf1 understanding
Hi Oliver,
to reconstruct the inapplicable codes in specific waves and variables you need to check the questionnaire...
Gundi Knies
01:47 PM Support #915 (Resolved): sf1 and scsf1 understanding
Hi, could you please explain the difference between sf1 and scsf1. My understandng is that sf1 was asked face to face... Oliver Lester

02/08/2018

11:22 AM Support #914 (Closed): end dates of individual interview for IP W9
I have noticed that in i_indresp_ip there are the following variables available:
Individual interview start time (...
Olga Maslovskaya

02/06/2018

03:42 PM Support #913 (Resolved): Understanding Society - Housing Conditions
Gundi Knies
02:12 PM Support #913: Understanding Society - Housing Conditions
Hi Eva,
one way to find out whether a BHPS variable is also included in the Understanding Society questionnaire is t...
Gundi Knies
11:15 AM Support #913 (Resolved): Understanding Society - Housing Conditions
Dear all,
the BHPS survey included 11 questions about housing conditions.
br_hsprbg - Shortage of space
br_hrp...
Eva Gottges
12:55 PM Support #902: Life history questions in USOC (and BHPS)
(this issue was raised and responded to elsewhere, the correspondence is being logged here) Alita Nandi
12:54 PM Support #902 (Feedback): Life history questions in USOC (and BHPS)
Initial response from survey team:
In the first wave we identify a new entrant (and for all adult respondents in ...
Alita Nandi
12:49 PM Support #887 (Resolved): Treatment of student sample members
Alita Nandi
12:48 PM Support #907 (Resolved): Error message (invalid 'and') while trying to loop
Alita Nandi
11:47 AM Support #907: Error message (invalid 'and') while trying to loop
No worries! These things happen... Glad that the issue has been resolved.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi
12:48 PM Support #908 (Feedback): Request
Alita Nandi
12:21 PM Support #908 (In Progress): Request
Alita Nandi
11:50 AM Support #908: Request
We are producing a marital and cohabitation event history file for Understanding Society where we are including the B... Alita Nandi
12:48 PM Support #909 (Feedback): Combining Datasets
Alita Nandi
12:20 PM Support #909 (In Progress): Combining Datasets
There is an online training course on the Introduction to Understanding Society which, in addition to instructing on ... Alita Nandi
12:47 PM Support #910 (Feedback): How to download NPD linked UKHLS
Alita Nandi
12:20 PM Support #910 (In Progress): How to download NPD linked UKHLS
Alita Nandi
12:12 PM Support #910: How to download NPD linked UKHLS
(as this is identical to issue #911 that you have raised I will delete post #911.)
Alita Nandi
12:08 PM Support #910: How to download NPD linked UKHLS
This dataset is available for download from the UKDS website under their Secure Data Access license.
https://discov...
Alita Nandi
12:47 PM Support #906 (Feedback): Highest educational qualification using qfhigh_dv: potential issues with immigrants
Hi Nico,
The issue that you have raised is valid. Your method of checking is sensible. In wave 1, non-UK born (a_u...
Alita Nandi
12:36 PM Support #905 (Feedback): Overview of variables for Innovation Panel
The best way to see a list of variables in each wave of IP is by looking at the data documentation.
https://www.und...
Alita Nandi
11:59 AM Support #896: Understanding Society Wave 7 timing data
Request withdrawn by user so issue is being closed. Alita Nandi
 

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