Support #734

Participant move between waves 2 and 3

Added by Leanne Harris almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

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Dear technical support team,

I would like to enquire about identifying if participants have moved location in the Understanding Society study. I have seen this come up in previous issues raised (e.g., support #455) and reviewed these. However, currently I am using public access data, and read in the user manual (6849_ip_waves1-8_user_manual_June_2016.v3.1) on page 9 ‘the individual interview outcome (w_ivfio) indicating that the individual has moved.’

Can I use this as a measure that the participants are still in the same location (for example between waves 2 and 3)? Any information would be much appreciated. Especially if you don’t think this is an appropriate approach.

Many thanks


Updated by Victoria Nolan almost 7 years ago

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Dear Leanne,

Many thanks for your enquiry. The team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Best wishes, Victoria

On behalf of the Understanding Society Data User Support Team


Updated by Victoria Nolan almost 7 years ago

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DEar Leanne,

There is a question asked at the “household” level about whether the household is still residing at the issued address – it is a household level indicator, but if there is a split-off from the issued household, then that split-off is put into a new household with the original issued address appearing at that question, so for a split-off individual, they would have a mover flag at that question (Origadd). If we are informed of a change-of-address in between waves (where a whole household have all moved, all to the same new address), we update the sample database and so the new address is fed-forward as the “issued address” and so the move may not be picked up in the interview. However, there is a flag in the data to indicate that this is the case (ff_allmoved=1).

Best wishes, Victoria.


Updated by Victoria Nolan almost 7 years ago

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