Support #2064

calendar year dataset - longitudinal analysis

Added by Marina Kousta 3 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

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I am conducting an analysis for which I need to use the provided calendar year datasets. I have the following questions:
1) You state on the website that the calendar year datasets are not intended for longitudinal analysis; why is that, and, is there a way to overcome this? (asking as I want to conduct a longitudinal analysis)
2) Do you also recommend avoiding longitudinal analysis when we manually construct the calendar year datasets ourselves (by merging the waves)?
3) If I go ahead with either 10 or 20, would you recommend avoiding to use the provided longitudinal weights?

Many thanks in advance for your help.

Best wishes,


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 3 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


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 2 months ago

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Hello Marina,

Please take a look at Issues #2006 and #1959 on our User Support Forum, which address similar issues to yours.
Additionally, reviewing the How to use weights – Analysis guidance for weights, PSU, Strata section may provide further assistance.

If you have any remaining questions after reviewing this information, please let us know.

I hope this information is helpful.

Best wishes,
Roberto Cavazos
Understanding Society User Support Team

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