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cross-sectional analysis

Added by Zahra Khan 10 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

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Resolved
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Normal
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Category:
Survey design
Start date:
09/05/2023
% Done:

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I am little confused since I have read a lot about cross-sectional research using the understanding society data: since understanding society is a longitudinal survey- how is a valid cross-sectional analysis a possibility?
I am interested in looking at hours spent on doing housework for South Asians. A single wave does not allow me sufficient data for this analysis. So, if I pool different waves- will this be considered a true cross-secitonal analysis whereby the respondents are different in each wave?

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 10 months ago

  • Category set to Survey design
  • Assignee set to Olena Kaminska
#2

Updated by Olena Kaminska 10 months ago

Zahra,

Yes, UKHLS represents people and households cross-sectionally at each wave, and people longitudinally over time. What you are interested is called pooled analysis. Have a read on this forum about it.

Best,
Olena

#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 10 months ago

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Dear Zahra,

Please check our pooling guidance and see if this answers your question. If it doesn't, we are happy to answer your additional questions.

https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/user-guides/main-survey-user-guide/how-to-use-weights-analysis-guidance-for-weights-psu-strata (see the section "Pooling data from different waves for cross-sectional analysis")

Best wishes,
UKHLS User Support

#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 8 months ago

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