Support #1205

self-completion weight wave 7

Added by Gill Weston almost 5 years ago. Updated about 3 years ago.

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Dear USoc Team

In issue #736 Peter Lynn helpfully explains that the decision not to provide indscub_xw from w5 was subsequently changed. I'm using a couple of items from the self-completion module in wave7 for a cross-sectional analysis and note indeed that g_indscub_xw exists. However, I also note that the User Manual Wave 1 to 8 states:

"Note: A cross-sectional weight for the self-completion component was discontinued after Wave 5 as levels of nonresponse to this component are low. This can be treated in the same way as item nonresponse and the relevant individual interview cross-sectional weight can be used when analysing data from the self-completion component."

Please will you clarify when it is/is not appropriate to use g_indscub_xw for a cross-sectional analysis which uses some self-completion items?

Many thanks


Updated by Alita Nandi almost 5 years ago

  • Assignee set to Olena Kaminska
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Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team


Updated by Olena Kaminska almost 5 years ago

Dear Gill,

Thank you for pointing this to us. Yes, please use g_indscub_xw weight and disregard the User Guide comment. Just one comment: you may want to use g_indscui_xw as you will have higher sample size to work with.

Best wishes,


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 4 years ago

  • Category set to Weights
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  • Assignee changed from Olena Kaminska to Gill Weston
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Updated by Gill Weston over 4 years ago

Many thanks for your help and clarification.

Best wishes


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team about 3 years ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • Assignee deleted (Gill Weston)
  • % Done changed from 70 to 100

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