Support #2046

Unable to locate org variable used in the past

Added by Mel Cairns 3 months ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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Hello, We have previously used a variable which we noted the name of as 'org' which was about being a member of one of (or at least one of) a list of organisations such as WI, trade union, religious organisation etc. The last data we have for this variable was from 2016. Now when I search for 'org' in the variable list it doesn't come up. It looks like it was one of the questions listed here:
but either these are from the BHPS which finished well before 2016, or when I search for them in the mainstage variable search they don't come up.

So I'm wondering how I can find the latest data for this variable? Is it in a different section (not the main stage survey)? And if so is that comparable to the data from 2016? Or is there something else I'm missing?

Many thanks for any help you can give.


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Hello Mel,

The variable you mentioned, along with others related to the module groups and organisations, are currently unavailable on our website. We are addressing this issue and aim to have it online as soon as possible.

In the meantime, I have attached a txt file containing the frequencies of variable w_org and the derived variables based on response options. It's important to note that for obtaining information on the complete sample of membership in listed organisations from wave 9 onwards, you should combine variables w_orgm (face-to-face), w_orgmt (telephone), and w_orgmcawi (web). Repeat the same process for all listed organisations. Simultaneously, a similar approach is needed to obtain the full sample for variables related to being active in organisations. Combine w_orga and w_orgat.

I hope this information is helpful.

Best wishes,
Roberto Cavazos
Understanding Society User Support Team


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