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From 05/01/2018 to 05/30/2018

05/30/2018

04:26 PM Support #978 (In Progress): different size in "merge" and "previously been interviewed"
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
01:42 PM Support #978 (Resolved): different size in "merge" and "previously been interviewed"
Dear all,
I am a new user of understanding society, so pls apologize if my question is quite basic.
I am trying t...
Eduwin Pakpahan

05/29/2018

03:57 PM Support #968 (Feedback): Wording of Annual History Questions
Dear Liam,
You can see the wording of the questions on the questionnaires, here: https://www.understandingsociety....
Stephanie Auty

05/23/2018

05:06 PM Support #962: NPD Organisation linking
Dear Liam,
As access to the data is controlled by UKDS rather than us, they would be the best people to answer thi...
Stephanie Auty

05/22/2018

03:14 PM Support #962: NPD Organisation linking
Dear Stephanie,
A quick follow-up on this. You mention that access to this data would have to be through the secu...
Liam Wren-Lewis

05/21/2018

03:29 PM Support #977: Merging a_child with a_indresp
Hi Gundi,
That post has explained the mechanics of what I need to do precisely, thank you!
Best wishes,
Jess...
Jesse Shipp
11:20 AM Support #977 (Feedback): Merging a_child with a_indresp
Hi Jesse,
please take a look at my response to https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/971 -- it explains how yo...
Gundi Knies
11:05 AM Support #977 (Resolved): Merging a_child with a_indresp
Hi,
I'm Jesse, a PhD researcher based at the University of Southampton currently using USoc as part of a mixed-met...
Jesse Shipp

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
 

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