Support #992

Individual-level Nonresponse Adjustment

Added by Ante B over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I'm referring to the Understanding Society, Waves1-5, User Manual. According to the Manual, the derivation of the weighting adjustments for individual-level non-responses includes a logistic regressions as described as follows (p. 72):

"The predictors used in the models include all the predictors used for the household level nonresponse models and individual and household-level variables obtained from the household questionnaire, such as age and gender, marital and employment status, household size and presence of children in the household, as well as household expenditure on food and food outside, consideration of use of environmental energy, among others."

Is there a complete list that shows all the factors used in the regression? I'm asking because I would like to check whether the Big Five personality traits from Wave 3 are included (non-response might well depend on personality traits). I doubt that they are because they were only part of Wave 3 but I would like to double-check. Also, I'm interested whether education is accounted for.

Thank you very much for your help.

Best regards,


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years 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.

Best wishes,
Stephanie Auty - Understanding Society User Support Officer


Updated by Olena Kaminska over 5 years ago


We are aware of the importance of the list of variables for all the weights models. We do not have these currently, but we hope to provide these in the future. We run at least 50 models per wave so this project requires extra resources.

I have checked for you and can confirm that we don't use big five in our models. We do use cognitive ability though. Education is used in some waves while not in others (due to the variable being of unsuitable quality at the time of running the weights). Nevertheless it is likely that education is largely corrected for as it is correlated strongly with many variables that are in the final models.

Hope this helps,


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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Updated by Ante B over 5 years ago

Dear Olena,

This helps. Thank you very much for your support.

Best regards,


Updated by Stephanie Auty over 5 years ago

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