Support #168

Main survey access

Added by Kevin Mulligan almost 11 years ago. Updated almost 11 years ago.

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I am a masters student from the University of Limerick, Ireland. I am trying to access Wave 2 of Understanding Society. I have downloaded the data set with the study number 6614, which is available for direct download, but it does not appear to be what I am looking for.

I need to access the data set which contains GHQ-12 data, alongside other variables to be used independent variables. I assume this is contained in the 'main survey', but I cannot find which option in the 'discover' section is the complete data set I am looking for.

Is this data available for direst download, or is the half day training course in London required to gain access to it? If it is available, which data set should I download to get access to this data?

On a related note, when I registered with the UK Data Service to get this data I was unable to complete the 'special conditions' section of the application process. I have tried to complete it on three separate occasions, but continue to get a message saying it is unavailable for me to complete. Also, as a masters student I believe my supervisor is required to apply with me for this data, but I have found no option for this.

Any help or information on these issues would be very much appreciated.
Yours sincerely,
Kevin Mulligan.


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GHQ is asked every wave and relased under the End User License, see e.g.

No need to apply for Special License or SDS in this case.



Updated by Kevin Mulligan almost 11 years ago


Thank you very much for drawing my attention to this part of the webpage. What I am unable to find in the list of variables are the regional dummies which were contained in the BHPS (I believe there were 11, ranging from Greator London to Scotland).

Any help locating these would be very much appreciated.
Thank you again for the previous informayion.

Best Regards,


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w_gor_dv is the UK Region of the household.

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