I am having a little trouble understanding how to implement the weights in my analysis. I have read the documentation and some of the questions posted on here, but I wanted to make 100% certain.
The first question I had was with regards to using the longitudinal weights and this comment from the documentation "For example if you are looking at waves 4 to 9, use the appropriate longitudinal weight from the last wave in your analysis (note wave 9 variables begin with i_)". In the data, I remove the wave tag (i.e., "i_") and append. So when selecting a weight for the longitudinal analysis I would be using the weight found in each relevant wave. Based on the quoted comment it would appear I should merge the weights from the last wave to each observation in previous waves?
The second question: given the above, if I am trying to run a regression at the individual level with a sample of self-employed workers in a specific SOC, that uses shares calculated at the ttwa year level, shall I collapse with the weight (i.e., indpxus_lw ?) and then include the same weight in the regression?
Thank you for your help.