Support #1622

Creating my own longitudinal weight

Added by Kate Dotsikas almost 2 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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I am running a linear regression using participants who have responded in waves 9 and 10. I understand that using the wave 10 longitudinal weight will drop individuals from my analysis who haven't responded to all of the preceding waves. From the weighting FAQ, I understand I can adjust a cross-sectional weight myself to account for the non-response in my analysis. However I'm wondering how to go about this - which cross-sectional weight do I take as a base, and from what population do I derive the weight? As I am dropping anyone not responding with a full interview in wave 9 and 10, how can I estimate the probability of non-response between these waves as everyone in my sample has responded to both? Thank you in advance for your help.


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team almost 2 years ago

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Updated by Olena Kaminska almost 2 years ago


As your analysis is longitudinal you will need a longitudinal weight. You can create your own tailored weight. Please email to to request the training material. Your base weight can be wave 6 _li weight.

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Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team over 1 year ago

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