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From 11/24/2018 to 12/23/2018

12/21/2018

10:35 PM Support #1121: Variable "plbornc" vs "plbornc_all
ISER is now closed for the holidays and will reopen on 2nd January. We will get back to you soon afterwards.
With...
Stephanie Auty
10:35 PM Support #1120: Identification of child in the chmain.dta within the third wave of UKHLS
ISER is now closed for the holidays and will reopen on 2nd January. We will get back to you soon afterwards.
With...
Stephanie Auty
10:34 PM Support #1119: fiseq_bh and pidp are not unique in the income dataset
ISER is now closed for the holidays and will reopen on 2nd January. We will get back to you soon afterwards.
With...
Stephanie Auty
10:31 PM Support #1091 (Resolved): Sampling weights youth self-completion survey
Stephanie Auty
10:30 PM Support #1089 (Feedback): Does the data collection procedure of US fit the rule of randomization?
Stephanie Auty
10:30 PM Support #1047 (Feedback): Weights
Stephanie Auty

12/20/2018

04:21 PM Support #1078: Marital change
Dear Lydia,
We have had some issues and the release of this data has been delayed. It should now be released in Ja...
Stephanie Auty
11:35 AM Support #1118: f_closenum filtering issues
Dear Ella,
I have checked the data and do not find this issue. For all respondents where both f_simfam and f_simag...
Stephanie Auty
11:28 AM Support #1112: Device variables at the individual level at Wave 8
This issue is being resolved by email. Stephanie Auty
10:32 AM Support #1121 (In Progress): Variable "plbornc" vs "plbornc_all
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
10:32 AM Support #1120: Identification of child in the chmain.dta within the third wave of UKHLS
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

12/19/2018

03:04 PM Support #1121 (Feedback): Variable "plbornc" vs "plbornc_all
Hello,
I expect that the number of observations for values (countries) 5-27 should be the same for both the "plbor...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN

12/17/2018

03:21 PM Support #1114 (Feedback): Tracking health conditions
Dear Paul,
I want to make sure you're aware of the difference in wording in these questions between BHPS and UKHLS...
Stephanie Auty
02:59 PM Support #1111: Data discepancy? Tenure_dv and movdir / plnew
Dear Chris,
We have some team members looking into this issue and will update you when we have made some progress....
Stephanie Auty
10:42 AM Support #1101: Use of social media
Dear Craig,
The variable c_ypnetcht had been mislabelled and should read "how many hours do you spend chatting or ...
Stephanie Auty
10:35 AM Support #1120 (In Progress): Identification of child in the chmain.dta within the third wave of UKHLS
Stephanie Auty
10:34 AM Support #1118 (In Progress): f_closenum filtering issues
Stephanie Auty
10:34 AM Support #1118: f_closenum filtering issues
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
10:34 AM Support #1119 (In Progress): fiseq_bh and pidp are not unique in the income dataset
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

12/16/2018

06:59 PM Support #1120 (In Progress): Identification of child in the chmain.dta within the third wave of UKHLS
Hi,
I am merging the chmain.dta across the third, fifth and seventh wave of UKHLS. In the third wave, each row is ...
Yanan Zhang
04:15 PM Support #1119 (Feedback): fiseq_bh and pidp are not unique in the income dataset
Greetings!
I am merging all the income datasets with the 18-wave BHPS and the 8-wave UKLHS. However, the row in in...
Yanan Zhang

12/14/2018

02:56 PM Support #1117: Scottish sample
Hi Olena,
Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
Much appreciated,
Matthew
Matthew Moore

12/13/2018

03:15 PM Support #1112: Device variables at the individual level at Wave 8
Dear Olga,
The data for this variable is received as a String and has not yet been coded. I will look into when it...
Stephanie Auty
03:01 PM Support #1118 (In Progress): f_closenum filtering issues
To whom it may concern,
I have been having some issues with understanding the f_closenum variable for the number ...
Ella Moonan-Howard
02:51 PM Support #1104 (Feedback): Variable "plbornc"
Dear Olayiwola Oladiran,
Our remit at the User Forum is to answer queries related to Understanding Society data an...
Stephanie Auty
11:55 AM Support #1110 (Feedback): Uprating Wages for Inflation
Dear Nhlanhla Ndebele,
The data is not adjusted for inflation but we are not able to provide advice on whether it ...
Stephanie Auty
11:42 AM Support #1117 (Feedback): Scottish sample
Stephanie Auty
11:32 AM Support #1117: Scottish sample
Matthew,
Yes, as long as you use weights any subgroup is representative. So yes, you can represent Scottish people...
Olena Kaminska

12/12/2018

09:47 AM Support #1117 (Feedback): Scottish sample
​Hi, 
I am currently looking at political engagement in Scotland. Understanding Society waves 3 and 6 provide some...
Matthew Moore

12/06/2018

11:17 AM Support #1078: Marital change
Dear Stephanie,
I would like to understand if the consolidated partnership history for Understanding Society has ...
Lydia Palumbo

12/05/2018

02:41 PM Support #1094: MSOA level data - Scotland and NI identifiers
Thank you Stephanie, that is just what I needed to know.
best wishes,
Juliet.
Juliet Stone
11:51 AM Support #1104: Variable "plbornc"
Hello Stephanie,
Thank you for your reply. Yes I am using the xwavedat datafile, and it is the free (open access)....
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
11:23 AM Support #1104: Variable "plbornc"
Dear Olayiwola Oladiran,
Are you using the datafile xwavedat? Which releases are you comparing? Which licence do y...
Stephanie Auty
10:31 AM Support #1114 (In Progress): Tracking health conditions
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
10:29 AM Support #1112 (In Progress): Device variables at the individual level at Wave 8
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
10:13 AM Support #1111 (In Progress): Data discepancy? Tenure_dv and movdir / plnew
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
10:10 AM Support #1110 (In Progress): Uprating Wages for Inflation
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

12/04/2018

06:56 PM Support #1114 (Feedback): Tracking health conditions
Hi,
I am currently working with the harmonised BHPS/US data and looking to chart various health conditions. For ex...
Paul Downward
02:53 PM Support #1112 (Resolved): Device variables at the individual level at Wave 8
Raised by Olga Maslovskaya:
I just looked at the Wave 8 data and cannot find “device used” variable. I was wonderin...
Jonathan Burton
02:37 PM Support #1111 (In Progress): Data discepancy? Tenure_dv and movdir / plnew
Hi,
I want to examine the effect of moving from the private rental tenure (PRS) to the social rental sector (SRS) ...
Chris Foye
12:46 PM Support #1110 (Feedback): Uprating Wages for Inflation
Can you please assist me with this?
As data collection for each wave in conducted over a 2-year period, when usin...
Nhlanhla Ndebele

12/03/2018

04:01 PM Support #1102 (Feedback): Type of further education (variable: FETYPE) inapplicable
Dear Simon,
These values are due to the respondents only being asked this question when they join the survey, so t...
Stephanie Auty
03:53 PM Support #1101: Use of social media
Dear Craig,
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It looks like a labelling issue and our data team are lo...
Stephanie Auty
03:39 PM Support #1104: Variable "plbornc"
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN wrote:
> The variable "plbornc" previously had about 36,904 observations (BHPS and UKLS Waves 1-...
OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN
01:44 PM Support #1104 (In Progress): Variable "plbornc"
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
01:00 PM Support #1104 (Feedback): Variable "plbornc"
The variable "plbornc" previously had about 36,904 observations (BHPS and UKLS Waves 1-7). I have just downloaded the... OLAYIWOLA OLADIRAN

11/30/2018

04:46 PM Support #1102 (In Progress): Type of further education (variable: FETYPE) inapplicable
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

11/29/2018

04:23 PM Support #1102 (Feedback): Type of further education (variable: FETYPE) inapplicable
Dear all,
I am looking at the data of the individual respondents (INDRESP) of the first few waves, more specifical...
Simon De Ferm

11/28/2018

07:58 AM Support #1099: Non coresidential relationships
Ok, thank you.
So do you confirm that there is not the possibility of verifying the non co-residential relationsh...
Lydia Palumbo

11/27/2018

06:20 PM Support #1101 (In Progress): Use of social media
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
11:49 AM Support #1101 (Feedback): Use of social media
Hi
I'm carrying out research into children's mental health and I'm using data from the youth questionnaire in Wave...
Craig Duncan
06:19 PM Support #1099 (Feedback): Non coresidential relationships
Dear Lydia,
Other questions you may find useful which were asked in the same waves as bw_nrpxpm1 (8, 13 and 18) we...
Stephanie Auty
12:22 PM Support #1097: YPDKLM: irregular variable dist.
Dear Amy,
If you read the questionnaires you will see that these missing answers are due to routing at ypeveralc. ...
Stephanie Auty
11:03 AM Support #1097: YPDKLM: irregular variable dist.
Dear Stephanie,
Actually I have another question. See attached, the distribution shows that dklm has a lot more mi...
Amy Orben
10:23 AM Support #1097: YPDKLM: irregular variable dist.
Thanks Stephanie, that resolves my query!
Best wishes,
Amy
Amy Orben
10:35 AM Support #1098 (Feedback): Consulting
Dear Leonardo,
I'm not sure what you mean by "the form BHPS survey". If you are looking for the questionnaires the...
Stephanie Auty

11/26/2018

05:35 PM Support #1097 (Feedback): YPDKLM: irregular variable dist.
Dear Amy,
If you look at the value labels you will see that the sixth response option is labeled "never but q45 an...
Stephanie Auty
05:26 PM Support #1095 (Feedback): question about sample sizes
Stephanie Auty
04:30 PM Support #1100 (Resolved): weights and 'svy set' using wave 2+3, nurse health assesment and blood samples
Stephanie Auty
02:27 PM Support #1100: weights and 'svy set' using wave 2+3, nurse health assesment and blood samples
Thank you so much for your kind assistance with this and my previous questions!
Yours sincerely
Per-Ola Sundin
Per-Ola Sundin
01:50 PM Support #1100: weights and 'svy set' using wave 2+3, nurse health assesment and blood samples
Dear Per-Ola Sundin,
Thank you for your question. Yes, the weight is correct. And for the svy set command you shou...
Olena Kaminska
10:39 AM Support #1100: weights and 'svy set' using wave 2+3, nurse health assesment and blood samples
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
10:33 AM Support #1100 (Resolved): weights and 'svy set' using wave 2+3, nurse health assesment and blood samples
I am evalutaing associations between kidney function (serum creatinine) determined in blood samples at the wave 2/3 n... Per-Ola Sundin
 

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