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From 12/11/2018 to 01/09/2019

01/09/2019

05:45 PM Support #1125 (Feedback): Weighting problem
Dear Dora,
Our remit at the User Forum is to answer queries related to Understanding Society data and provide gene...
Stephanie Auty
05:35 PM Support #1112 (Resolved): Device variables at the individual level at Wave 8
Stephanie Auty
05:34 PM Support #1119 (Feedback): fiseq_bh and pidp are not unique in the income dataset
Dear Yanan,
We are working on documentation for the unique identifiers for each dataset.
In this case, pidp and...
Stephanie Auty
04:35 PM Support #1124 (Feedback): A binary variable for children under the age of 7 in a given household
Dear Nico,
It would be better to start with the w_indall file as all individuals are listed there. Keep the variab...
Stephanie Auty

01/08/2019

05:21 PM Support #1121: Variable "plbornc" vs "plbornc_all
Hello,
As there are only 23 response options for plbornc, many respondents have to choose 97 "other country". They...
Alita Nandi
03:31 PM Support #1125: Weighting problem
Dear Olena,
Thank you for your reply. I am imputing 5 variables. The 3 of them are linked data about air pollution...
Theodora Kokosi
12:55 PM Support #1125 (In Progress): Weighting problem
Stephanie Auty
10:44 AM Support #1125: Weighting problem
Dear Theodora,
Can you just clarify - what are you imputing: is it one specific variable (item nonresponse) or is ...
Olena Kaminska
01:38 PM Support #1119: fiseq_bh and pidp are not unique in the income dataset
Dear Yanan,
Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention. Some of our team members are looking into it and w...
Stephanie Auty

01/07/2019

04:39 PM Support #1125 (Feedback): Weighting problem
Dear all,
Happy new year!
I am facing a problem with the weights from the youth dataset. I am running an analys...
Theodora Kokosi

01/04/2019

03:36 PM Support #1120: Identification of child in the chmain.dta within the third wave of UKHLS
Hello
"a. what is absparno?"
ANS: c_absparno = absent parent code. So, if a respondent has 3 biological childre...
Alita Nandi

01/02/2019

05:57 PM Support #1101: Use of social media
Dear Craig,
We are looking into the issue of missingness, and have found from looking at the scanned questionnaire...
Stephanie Auty
01:31 PM Support #1124 (In Progress): A binary variable for children under the age of 7 in a given household
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

12/28/2018

05:45 PM Support #1118: f_closenum filtering issues

Thank you Stephanie,
I have now realised I was getting confused at the distinction between AND and OR, from the ...
Ella Moonan-Howard

12/26/2018

11:51 AM Support #1124 (Resolved): A binary variable for children under the age of 7 in a given household
Dear Alita,
I hope you had a good holiday season. When you get the chance please help me with this one. I would lik...
Nico Ochmann

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
 

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