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From 04/06/2020 to 05/05/2020

05/05/2020

07:15 PM Support #1341 (Feedback): Ethics Approval Details
Dear Eric,
Ethics approval for Waves 6-8 was received via a letter dated 20th August 2013 from the University of E...
Stephanie Auty

05/04/2020

04:15 PM Support #1300: reason for leaving job for self-employment
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hi Xiaowei,
>
> I looked at the group of respondents who reported they were in paid employme...
Xiaowei Xu
09:21 AM Support #1342 (Feedback): finding variables in dataset and questionnaires
Hi Stephanie,
this is a derived variable so there is no question text as such. Descriptions for derived variables in...
Gundi Knies
08:56 AM Support #1342 (Feedback): finding variables in dataset and questionnaires
Hi, I am trying to match the variables to the questionnaire questions, but I can't find matches. For instance, I foun... Stephanie Chan-Ahuja

05/02/2020

02:53 PM Support #1341: Ethics Approval Details
Hi
Waves 8 and 9.
Thanks
Eric
Eric Emerson
10:11 AM Support #1341: Ethics Approval Details
Hi Eric,
Could you please let us know which waves of the mainstage data are you using?
Thanks,
Alita
Alita Nandi
10:10 AM Support #1341 (In Progress): Ethics Approval Details
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
08:30 AM Support #1339 (Feedback): NPD Usoc secure access
Dear Charlotte,
This is not possible as yet.
Best wishes,
Alita
Alita Nandi

05/01/2020

06:53 PM Support #1340 (In Progress): relationship_dv code request
Hi Chris,
the note is from quite a while back and did not get updated as 'the code' developed. There are two distinc...
Gundi Knies
03:08 PM Support #1340 (Resolved): relationship_dv code request
Hi
Please may I request the code to identify errors in the ‘relationship_dv’ variable that is referred to in the v...
Chris Playford
05:26 PM Support #1341 (Feedback): Ethics Approval Details
Hi,
Have just submitted a paper using Understanding Society to Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. They ...
Eric Emerson
03:06 PM Support #1339 (Feedback): NPD Usoc secure access
Hi,
I'm aware some of the secure datasets have been approved for use via. remote desktop from home with certain co...
Charlotte Edney
11:20 AM Support #1338: COVID-19 module
Hello,
Our current plan is to continue with monthly surveys, for upto 12 months, however, we will keep this under ...
Alita Nandi
10:11 AM Support #1338: COVID-19 module
Thank you. For how many months will this survey be carried out? It went into the field at the end of April and planni... Neil Smith
04:18 AM Support #1338 (Feedback): COVID-19 module
Hello,
This is a monthly survey and the questionnaire is available here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/re...
Alita Nandi
04:25 AM Support #1336 (Feedback): Religion in Wave 9
Hi Dharmi,
This variable is built up from past responses. OPRLG1 is asked of those who say Yes to OPLRG (=1) and t...
Alita Nandi

04/30/2020

04:31 PM Support #1338 (Feedback): COVID-19 module
Hello,
Can you confirm how many time points the USoc-Covid module will be going out to the sample, and can you confi...
Neil Smith
12:28 PM Support #1336 (In Progress): Religion in Wave 9
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

04/28/2020

03:56 PM Support #1337: w_jbnssec3_dv have more than 3 category
i see. Thanks Louise Luo
03:54 PM Support #1337: w_jbnssec3_dv have more than 3 category
Hi Louise,
this question has already been asked, see https://iserswww.essex.ac.uk/support/issues/1289. The data will...
Gundi Knies
03:49 PM Support #1337 (Resolved): w_jbnssec3_dv have more than 3 category
Dear Officer,
The variable w_jbnssec3_dv has only three categories in the last release reversion (2018). However, ...
Louise Luo
11:51 AM Support #1336 (Feedback): Religion in Wave 9
Hello,
In Wave 9, there seems to be a lot of missing data for the religious affiliation variable; I am using i_ff...
Dharmi Kapadia

04/24/2020

02:44 PM Support #1335 (Feedback): Question on Covid survey
Alita Nandi
02:43 PM Support #1335 (In Progress): Question on Covid survey
Hello,
No sub-samples will be excluded, 42000 invites have been sent out and we will know the actual sample size a...
Alita Nandi
12:40 PM Support #1335 (Feedback): Question on Covid survey
Hello,
I've seen the announcement of your new Covid survey. Can I check the sample size please? I think the first (A...
Cath Roberts
02:44 PM Support #1333 (Feedback): Social Media data
Alita Nandi

04/21/2020

04:31 PM Support #1334: Verifying correct construct of motherhood variable | Harmonized BHPS-UKHL
Dear Francesco,
we do not comment on individual analyses or vet Stata programmes. Having said that, there are differ...
Gundi Knies
12:35 PM Support #1334 (Feedback): Verifying correct construct of motherhood variable | Harmonized BHPS-UKHL
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Annette Pasotti
04:24 PM Support #1323: youth self completion longitudinal weight
Linda,
Thank you for your question.
Yes, the drop in number is correct with weighting - this is because our data ...
Olena Kaminska
11:31 AM Support #1323: youth self completion longitudinal weight
Dear Olena/Understanding Support staff,
Hope you're all keeping well in these current times!
I have a few questio...
Linda Ng

04/20/2020

06:10 PM Support #1334 (Feedback): Verifying correct construct of motherhood variable | Harmonized BHPS-UKHL
Dear User Support Staff,
I am a master's student using the harmonized BHPS-UKHL dataset, merged according to the r...
Francesco Bolzonella

04/15/2020

01:57 PM Support #1333: Social Media data
Hello Rachel,
There are questions on environmental behaviour and attitudes as well as social media use in this sur...
Alita Nandi
09:51 AM Support #1333 (Feedback): Social Media data
Hi,
I am a student currently planning my dissertation. I am trying to work out what data there is on social media...
Rachel Affleck

04/13/2020

03:04 PM Support #1084: Financial situation
Hi Alita,
thank you. I also checked the variable wXPHSDB, which is the closest one to xphsdba. I think that the v...
Lydia Palumbo
10:43 AM Support #1084: Financial situation
Hello Lydia,
Yes you are right this variable w_xphsdba is only asked in UKHLS (I have checked the datafiles and th...
Alita Nandi

04/12/2020

07:45 PM Support #1084: Financial situation
Hi,
during my analysis, I ended up with exploring the variable w_xphsdba again. I am using both BHPS and UKHLS. I...
Lydia Palumbo

04/08/2020

04:38 PM Support #1331 (Feedback): query about food poverty/insecurity information
Dear Fatemeh,
In the data currently available, we have two variables relating to food which may be of some help: x...
Stephanie Auty
04:22 PM Support #1306: Marital and Cohabitation History Dataset
Dear Charlotte,
Would it be ok to contact you on your registered email address on this topic?
Best wishes,
Ste...
Stephanie Auty
03:56 PM Support #1332 (Feedback): Industry classification jbiindb_dv - how does it correspond to SIC2007 2 digit codes?
Hi Lisa,
as is indicated in the variable description, this variable is from the Cross-National Equivalent File (CNEF...
Gundi Knies
03:03 PM Support #1332 (Resolved): Industry classification jbiindb_dv - how does it correspond to SIC2007 2 digit codes?
Hi,
I hope this finds you well.
We’ve been doing some policy work which requires use of the derived variable jbiin...
Lisa Panigrahi

04/07/2020

05:33 PM Introduction to UKHLS using R course now available online
Our Introduction to Understanding Society course is now available using R, through Moodle.
https://moodlex.essex.a...
Stephanie Auty
05:29 PM Support #1329 (Feedback): Enumeration of strata variable and
Stephanie Auty
05:28 PM Support #1331 (In Progress): query about food poverty/insecurity information
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
01:24 PM Support #1331 (Feedback): query about food poverty/insecurity information
Dear Sir/Madam
I am a PhD student studying food environments with a focus on health inequalities and deprivation.
...
Fatemeh Eskandari

04/06/2020

05:43 PM Support #1329: Enumeration of strata variable and
Dear Andreas,
Thank you for your questions.
1. The strata variable is correct and correctly reflects the sample...
Olena Kaminska
02:34 PM Support #1330: neighbourhood modules / neighbourhood trust in subsequent waves
Thank you, that really helps. I don't know if I need to mark this as resolved somehow. Anyway, that is what I needed ... Soraya Safazadeh
02:28 PM Support #1330 (Feedback): neighbourhood modules / neighbourhood trust in subsequent waves
Dear Soraya,
The local neighbourhood module was cut from Wave 9 due to timing issues, but does appear in Wave 12. ...
Stephanie Auty
 

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