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Scottish sample

Added by Matthew Moore almost 3 years ago. Updated 7 months ago.

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12/12/2018
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​Hi, 

I am currently looking at political engagement in Scotland. Understanding Society waves 3 and 6 provide some interesting data on this topic. 

I have read the technical document and as the sampling procedure is seperate for each nation in the UK and the guides say it is representative nationally; does this mean the Scottish subsample is a representative population of Scotland? 

I am also wondering if I am correct to use the individual main interview weights : indinub_xw for my analysis of each wave? And if I were to look at longitudinal analysis the weight to use is; indpxus_lw?

Much appreciated,
Matthew

#1

Updated by Olena Kaminska almost 3 years ago

Matthew,

Yes, as long as you use weights any subgroup is representative. So yes, you can represent Scottish people as well.

If you do cross-sectional analysis you can use indinub_xw and if you do longitudinal analysis you can use indinub_lw (it will be indpxub_lw if you use only questions from proxy questionnaire).

Hope this helps,
Olena

#2

Updated by Stephanie Auty almost 3 years ago

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#3

Updated by Matthew Moore almost 3 years ago

Hi Olena,

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

Much appreciated,
Matthew

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 7 months ago

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