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Question about the Zz_ part in youth weights

Added by Marie Mueller 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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Resolved
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Normal
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Start date:
05/25/2021
% Done:

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Hello,

I have a question about the Zz_ part in youth weights: w_XxxYy Zz_ aa. I am using cross-sectional data of waves 1–8, pooled into one analysis. Therefore, I will use cross-sectional youth weights of all 8 waves. Most parts of the youth weight make sense to me, w for wave, Xxx for youth, Yy for self-completion, aa for cross-sectional, i.e.: w_ythsc Yy_ xw. Because I use data of eight waves in one analysis, I would have expected to find a weight similar to this in each wave: w_ythsc us_ xw. However, this is only available for waves 1 and 2. These are the weights I find:

Wave 1: a_ythscus_xw
Wave 2: b_ythscus_xw and b_ythscub_xw
Waves 3–6: w_ythscub_xw (where w = c, d, e, and f)
Waves 7–8: w_ythscub_xw and w_ythscui_xw (where w = g and h)

So, for wave 1 and waves 3–6 the decision is clear because there is only one option for a cross-sectional weight. For waves 2, 7, and 8, however, I am unsure which weight to choose. As mentioned above, I pool data of eight waves into one analysis.

Thanks very much in advance for any advice you can provide.

Best wishes,
Marie

#1

Updated by Marie Mueller 4 months ago

(Apologies, the Yy_ was supposed to be Zz_)

#2

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 4 months ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • Assignee set to Olena Kaminska
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10
  • Private changed from Yes to No

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.

We aim to respond to simple queries within 48 hours and more complex issues within 7 working days. While we will aim to keep to this response times due to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) related situation it may take us longer to respond.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#3

Updated by Olena Kaminska 4 months ago

Marie,

Thank you for your question. Here are the priorities: ui, ub, us. So Use ui, and if not available, use ub, and if not us.
This would give your highest sample size.

Best,
Olena

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 4 months ago

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#5

Updated by Marie Mueller 4 months ago

Hi Olena,

Brilliant – thank you so much!

Best wishes,
Marie

#6

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 4 months ago

  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved
  • Assignee deleted (Olena Kaminska)
  • % Done changed from 90 to 100

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