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Combing specific variables from two waves for cross-sectional analysis

Added by Ilona Pinter 10 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
Weights
Start date:
09/20/2023
% Done:

100%


Description

Hi there,
I had a quick question: I am using household and individual-level wave 6 data for cross-sectional analysis but would like to integrate some individual-level variables from wave 7, namely the reasons for migration variables (mreason*). In w6 these were asked of the IEMB and in w7 of everyone else but they are not in the xwave datafile. I wanted to merge just the mreason info into the w6 datafiles, to add to the sample of people who have responded to these questions but using other w6 data for those individuals. Is this ok to do?
Many thanks,
Ilona

#1

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 10 months ago

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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.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team

#2

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 10 months ago

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Hello Ilona,

Data from various waves can be merged for cross-sectional analysis, given that each of the 24 monthly samples is represented an equal number of times in the analysis dataset.
For detailed guidance, please refer to our “pooling data from different waves for cross-sectional analysis” section at https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/user-guides/main-survey-user-guide/how-to-use-weights-analysis-guidance-for-weights-psu-strata

I hope this information is helpful.

Best wishes,
Roberto Cavazos
Understanding Society User Support Team

#3

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 10 months ago

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#4

Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 8 months ago

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