No description of difference between b_nqfhigh_dv and b_qfhigh_dv in Wave 2
I'm struggling to work with the above two variables. Their difference is not delineated in the code book/documentation (pages 63, 336). I had previously thought that one was a proxy variable, however I cannot reconcile the numbers between the two variables in terms of the participant responses. Could someone look into this and advise on how this data should be used please?
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I am not sure what you mean by the "codebook"?
Have you tried the online dataset documentation? The variable descriptions should be clear about what information the derived variable captures and if they are not, we are happy to look into updating the info to make it clearer. Having checked the information for these variables I can see that the two variables are labelled ambiguously (we'll fix that for the next release!), but the description clearly reads that one includes information that is feed forward and the other does not.
You may also want to look at other posts on this support forum to learn more about the highest qualification derived variables. E.g, https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/support/issues/553