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From 04/17/2018 to 05/16/2018

05/16/2018

05:14 PM Support #976: Month of birth
Dear Stephanie,
Oh, I should have spotted that, sorry! Thanks for the response.
Best wishes,
Liam
Liam Wright
04:15 PM Support #976 (Feedback): Month of birth
Dear Liam,
We don't have a variable for school year, but month of birth is available on Special Licence, so you wo...
Stephanie Auty
02:52 PM Support #968 (In Progress): Wording of Annual History Questions
Stephanie Auty
02:31 PM Support #968: Wording of Annual History Questions
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you for taking the time to respond but you haven’t answered the questions I asked. I would ...
Liam Wright
11:59 AM Support #975: Health condition variables in GPS
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you very much for your reply. Although I always read the universe of the questions, this is ...
Theodora Kokosi

05/15/2018

05:04 PM Support #974: self-rated health in wave 9 of the innovation panel
Dear Dana,
No, it wasn't asked in IP9, along with the rest of the SF-12 module.
Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty -...
Stephanie Auty
04:44 PM Support #975 (Feedback): Health condition variables in GPS
Dear Theodora,
Yes, the questions are asked of different respondents, and you can see who was asked by looking at ...
Stephanie Auty
04:16 PM Support #973 (Feedback): Items wOPSOCB and wYPOPSCB (BHPS)
Dear Philipp,
We have checked the original data and there are no problems, and the data are consistent within inst...
Stephanie Auty
04:15 PM Support #947: the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
Dear Alita,
you have been once again of tremendous help.
This is what I am looking for.
Thank you very mu...
Nico Ochmann
03:24 PM Support #948 (Feedback): Impevents question transcripts
Dear Thiemo,
At the moment there are no plans to code the responses to these questions in Waves 6 and 7.
Best w...
Stephanie Auty
03:18 PM Support #972 (Feedback): Merging house price data with panel BHPS
Dear Oluwaseun Fajana,
Your datafile shows that the region variable is missing so please try creating it again.
...
Stephanie Auty

05/14/2018

12:49 PM Support #949 (Resolved): Total length of interview time for individual interviews
Stephanie Auty
11:56 AM Support #976 (In Progress): Month of birth
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
11:55 AM Support #975: Health condition variables in GPS
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
10:31 AM Support #975 (In Progress): Health condition variables in GPS
Stephanie Auty

05/12/2018

06:22 PM Support #976 (Resolved): Month of birth
Hi,
I'm creating activity histories for participants using Understanding Society data. To do this, I would like to...
Liam Wright

05/11/2018

05:21 PM Support #947: the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
Hi Nico,
The INDALL file includes everyone in the household. So, birthy can range from early 20th century. The cod...
Alita Nandi
03:14 PM Support #949: Total length of interview time for individual interviews
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hi Dana - Are you ok with us contacting with you via the email address you have provided when y...
Dana Garbarski
02:47 PM Support #949: Total length of interview time for individual interviews
Hi Dana - Are you ok with us contacting with you via the email address you have provided when you signed up for this ... Alita Nandi
11:44 AM Support #975 (Resolved): Health condition variables in GPS
Dear all,
I would like to ask what is the difference in the health condition variables in the main respondents fil...
Theodora Kokosi
11:34 AM Support #959: Neighbourhood data
Dear Gundi,
Thank you very much for your reply. This is really helpful.
Best wishes,
Dora
Theodora Kokosi
10:41 AM Support #971: Merging Parents with SDQ
Hi Gundi,
Thank you so much for your reply. It is wonderfully clear and incredibly informative. It is greatly app...
Vicky Thompson

05/10/2018

05:55 PM Support #971: Merging Parents with SDQ
Hi Vicky,
generally, if you want to attach the child's information to the mother's record in indresp, the typical st...
Gundi Knies
01:38 PM Support #971: Merging Parents with SDQ
Hi Stephanie,
Thanks for your response. When merging the PSDQ with the SDQ data - the w_mnpid or w_fnpid doesnt ma...
Vicky Thompson
12:25 PM Support #971 (Feedback): Merging Parents with SDQ
Dear Vicky,
Yes, using w_mnpid and w_fnpid from the youth dataset would be an option to add youth sdq to the paren...
Stephanie Auty
03:17 PM Support #969: Scoring Mechanism for big 5 personality scores
Perfect, thanks Stephanie, I followed this approach and it worked perfectly. Twylla Dillion
11:50 AM Support #969 (Feedback): Scoring Mechanism for big 5 personality scores
Stephanie Auty
11:49 AM Support #969: Scoring Mechanism for big 5 personality scores
Dear Twylla,
The aggregate scores are calculated by reverse coding the appropriate variables (scptrt5a1, scptrt5c2...
Stephanie Auty
01:29 PM Support #974: self-rated health in wave 9 of the innovation panel
Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear Dana,
>
> The self-completion module of the SF-12 was not asked at IP9 (but as you s...
Dana Garbarski
12:20 PM Support #974 (Feedback): self-rated health in wave 9 of the innovation panel
Dear Dana,
The self-completion module of the SF-12 was not asked at IP9 (but as you say, SF1 was asked of proxy re...
Stephanie Auty
09:41 AM Support #974 (In Progress): self-rated health in wave 9 of the innovation panel
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
12:27 PM Support #949: Total length of interview time for individual interviews
Stephanie Auty wrote:
> Dear Dana,
>
> Apologies for the delayed response. IP10 release is scheduled for 29th Jun...
Dana Garbarski
12:20 PM Support #949: Total length of interview time for individual interviews
Thank you. Is there any way I could get a pre-release version of just the end times for the wave 8 data for analysis?... Dana Garbarski
09:43 AM Support #949: Total length of interview time for individual interviews
Dear Dana,
Apologies for the delayed response. IP10 release is scheduled for 29th June.
Best wishes,
Stephanie...
Stephanie Auty
12:08 PM Support #970 (Feedback): GHQ-12 data for young people aged 16-24
Dear Kirsty,
Understanding Society is a longitudinal study where the fieldwork for each wave takes two years. The ...
Stephanie Auty
11:32 AM Support #961 (Feedback): Number of years in education and individual income
Dear Paul,
The income values in w_paygu_dv are valid, and should only be excluded if they are causing problems in ...
Stephanie Auty
11:28 AM Support #968 (Feedback): Wording of Annual History Questions
Dear Liam,
In general, it seems useful to stress that for much of the annual employment history module, there are ...
Stephanie Auty

05/09/2018

09:39 PM Support #947: the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
Dear Alita,
thanks again for your kind reply. As to step 2, that is clear now, thanks a lot. With regard to the I...
Nico Ochmann
08:26 PM Support #947: the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
Hi Nico,
In the first step when you are extracting the child's pidp and their parents's pidp (mnpid, fnpid) from I...
Alita Nandi
04:33 PM Support #974 (Resolved): self-rated health in wave 9 of the innovation panel
Hello,
I don't see self-rated health ("in general would you say your health is excellent, very good, good, fair, or ...
Dana Garbarski
03:36 PM Support #973 (In Progress): Items wOPSOCB and wYPOPSCB (BHPS)
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
02:54 PM Support #973 (Resolved): Items wOPSOCB and wYPOPSCB (BHPS)
To whom it may concern,
I am working with the BHPS data and came across what might be a data error. Very briefly put...
Philipp Rehm

05/04/2018

10:25 AM Support #947: the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
Dear Alita,
this is what I thought, that I now have the birthyear of the parents. What I do need, if you are so k...
Nico Ochmann
09:35 AM Support #972 (In Progress): Merging house price data with panel BHPS
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
03:07 AM Support #972 (Resolved): Merging house price data with panel BHPS
Hi Stephanie
I have merged individual level data on the BHPS across waves and am having difficulty merging with th...
Oluwaseun Fajana
09:28 AM Support #971 (In Progress): Merging Parents with SDQ
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

05/03/2018

06:37 PM Support #971 (Resolved): Merging Parents with SDQ
Hi,
I was wondering if I could get some clarification. I am wanting to merge parenting styles data with the SDQ d...
Vicky Thompson
04:38 PM Support #970 (In Progress): GHQ-12 data for young people aged 16-24
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
03:53 PM Support #970 (Resolved): GHQ-12 data for young people aged 16-24
I am currently writing a systematic review looking at time-trends in the prevalence of mental health difficulties in ... Kirsty Labuschagne

05/02/2018

12:20 AM Support #947: the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
Hi Nico,
In the resulting files w_paernts there are 5 variables: pidp of the child (pidp), the mother and father p...
Alita Nandi
03:46 PM Support #969 (In Progress): Scoring Mechanism for big 5 personality scores
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
01:55 PM Support #969: Scoring Mechanism for big 5 personality scores
A little extra info:
The previous answer given for a similar question, directing to the online documentation does no...
Twylla Dillion
01:52 PM Support #969 (Resolved): Scoring Mechanism for big 5 personality scores
Hello, The methodology used to score the big 5 personality scores in UKHLS is not clear. Due the nature of the scorin... Twylla Dillion

04/30/2018

05:32 PM Support #961: Number of years in education and individual income
Dear Paul,
There is no official way to create years of education in Understanding Society. The reason is probably ...
Stephanie Auty

04/28/2018

04:16 PM Support #966 (Feedback): Active Healthy Kids Wales - Call for Wales Data
Dear Richard,
The data includes respondents from all four countries of the UK, and you can use the variable w_coun...
Stephanie Auty

04/27/2018

04:10 PM Support #968: Wording of Annual History Questions
Thanks, Stephanie.
Just to add to this, I'm interested in how the following fed forward variables are calculated: ...
Liam Wright
03:21 PM Support #968 (In Progress): Wording of Annual History Questions
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
03:20 PM Support #966 (In Progress): Active Healthy Kids Wales - Call for Wales 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
12:39 PM Support #949: Total length of interview time for individual interviews
Thank you! Do you know when the IP10 release will be? I am in need of the end times for the Wave 8 data rather immedi... Dana Garbarski

04/25/2018

01:20 PM Support #968 (Resolved): Wording of Annual History Questions
*Hi,
I've also raised this issue in #957, but am not sure how to change assignee and not sure if you will get it.*...
Liam Wright

04/24/2018

04:41 PM Support #966 (Resolved): Active Healthy Kids Wales - Call for Wales Data
Dear Understanding Society members,
I am contacting you on behalf of the Active Healthy Kids Wales report card exp...
Richard Tyler
04:03 PM Support #957: Annual History Routing
Hi Stephanie,
Thanks for the information. I'd rather not exclude these participants as, though they are small in n...
Liam Wright
01:34 PM Support #962: NPD Organisation linking
Dear Stephanie,
Great, that answers my question, thanks very much for your help.
Best regards,
Liam
Liam Wren-Lewis

04/23/2018

06:06 PM Support #962 (Feedback): NPD Organisation linking
Dear Liam,
Yes, you will be able to use the linked NPD data to obtain primary school for groups (a) and (b) as lae...
Stephanie Auty
05:59 PM Support #924 (Resolved): Derivation of Fed Forward Values
This issue continues in #957. Stephanie Auty
05:59 PM Support #957 (Feedback): Annual History Routing
Dear Liam,
There is indeed a small group of people that are sent through two bits of routing that are almost alway...
Stephanie Auty
05:18 PM Support #949 (Feedback): Total length of interview time for individual interviews
Dear Dana,
The variables for end time at Wave 8 will be included in the IP10 release, as will start and end times ...
Stephanie Auty
11:36 AM Support #965 (Feedback): Sample weights
Stephanie Auty
10:48 AM Support #965: Sample weights
Jason,
Thanks for your question. The best weights for you are: for cross-sectional analysis it is g_indinui_xw (th...
Olena Kaminska
11:35 AM Support #963 (Feedback): Youth Self-Completion Longitudinal Weights
Stephanie Auty
11:33 AM Support #963: Youth Self-Completion Longitudinal Weights
Amy,
Yes, the reason is that there is no one person that will be in your analysis as we interview youth between 10-1...
Olena Kaminska

04/21/2018

04:04 PM Support #947: the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
Dear Alita,
first of all, thank you very much for your helpful code. I ran it and it works. And I did append the ...
Nico Ochmann

04/20/2018

10:44 PM Support #951: Deriving alcohol consumption units
Thank you! This is just the response I needed. jason morgan
04:25 PM Support #951 (Feedback): Deriving alcohol consumption units
Dear Jason,

In most cases during self-completion questions only one question is shown at once, and since g_auditc...
Stephanie Auty
10:43 PM Support #965: Sample weights
Thank you so much!!!
(This left me with just 2 options and both produced almost identical results so I am going wi...
jason morgan
04:31 PM Support #965: Sample weights
Dear Jason,
I'm not sure if Olena will see this in time to answer you before the weekend, so I wanted to provide a...
Stephanie Auty
04:26 PM Support #965 (In Progress): Sample weights
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
08:21 AM Support #965 (Resolved): Sample weights
Dear USoc Team,
Slightly more urgently than my previous question (I have reconciled it now) I was wondering what p...
jason morgan

04/19/2018

05:14 PM Support #963 (In Progress): Youth Self-Completion Longitudinal Weights
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
12:16 PM Support #963 (Resolved): Youth Self-Completion Longitudinal Weights
Dear US support,
I want to use wave 1-7 youth data in a longitudinal analysis. I can, however, only find cross-se...
Amy Orben
05:11 PM Support #962 (In Progress): NPD Organisation linking
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
11:13 AM Support #962 (Resolved): NPD Organisation linking
Dear Understanding Society,
I would like to link as many people as possible in the Understanding Society survey to...
Liam Wren-Lewis
05:04 PM Support #961 (In Progress): Number of years in education and individual income
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

04/18/2018

03:55 PM Support #960: pid and pidp not uniquely identifying rows
That helps a lot.
Thank you so much for your help!
Best regards,
Gabriele
Gabriele Dente
09:13 AM Support #960: pid and pidp not uniquely identifying rows
Hello Gabriele,
The row in indresp is uniquely identified by pid/pidp but the rows in files income & jobhist are u...
Alita Nandi
09:49 AM Support #947: the birthyear of all children (in and outside the household) born by a given female respondent
Dear Nico,
Sorry, yes you are right.
1. birthyear of co-resident children can be identified using A_INDALL and ...
Alita Nandi

04/17/2018

02:32 PM Support #961 (Resolved): Number of years in education and individual income
I am currently writing my dissertation on the impact of occupation on the self-rated health outcomes of British worke... Paul Jones
 

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