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12:08 PM Support #1477: clusters not nested in b_strata (using R and svydesign object)
Dear Alita,
I can confirm that this solved the problem completely!
Thank you again!
best wishes,
Marion
Marion Lieutaud

01/18/2021

09:44 AM Support #1481: Missing values vs negative income
That would be helpful, thank you. Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
09:03 AM Support #1481 (Feedback): Missing values vs negative income
Alita Nandi
09:00 AM Support #1481 (In Progress): Missing values vs negative income
Alita Nandi
08:59 AM Support #1481: Missing values vs negative income
I don't think we have encountered this issue yet as it is very unlikely to have income amount exactly -7 or -9. But i... Alita Nandi
09:41 AM Support #1482: Top-coded income
I used the following Stata code to summarise by wave and topcoding: bysort wave fimnlabgrs_tc: su fimnlabgrs_dv
I t...
Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
09:03 AM Support #1482 (Feedback): Top-coded income
Alita Nandi
08:56 AM Support #1482 (In Progress): Top-coded income
Hello,
Could please you add which wave you are looking at? I did not find this issue when I looked at Wave 1 data....
Alita Nandi

01/15/2021

01:15 PM Support #1458: Weights for Covid longitudinal sample
Manuel,
Your option 1 is the best: it goes back to the most recent of our weights and then models nonresponse in o...
Olena Kaminska

01/13/2021

05:37 PM Support #1482 (Feedback): Top-coded income
I've been looking at summary statistics for fimnlabgrs_dv and have noticed that individuals with no top-coding (fimnl... Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
04:34 PM Support #1481: Missing values vs negative income
So suppose income were actually -7. Would you enter income as -7.00 to differentiate it from the missing values? Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
01:02 PM Support #1481 (Feedback): Missing values vs negative income
The negative values -9 -8 -7 -2 -1 are set aside for missing values. Other negative values are actual negative values... Alita Nandi
01:11 PM Support #1474: Covid-19 weighting
Hi,
Sorry for bothering again with this! I still have this doubt regarding the longitudinal weight.. we have two ...
Laura Silva
01:03 PM Support #1476 (Resolved): Calculating Equivalised Income Deciles AHC
Alita Nandi
01:02 PM Support #1472 (Feedback): Weighting youth analysis across waves 1–8
Alita Nandi
10:38 AM Support #1458: Weights for Covid longitudinal sample
Dear Alita and Olena
Thanks for alerting about the release of the new longitudinal weights.
I have been reading t...
Manuel Serrano

01/12/2021

06:45 PM Support #1481 (Feedback): Missing values vs negative income
Hi, when looking at income variables (e.g. fimnlabgrs_dv) and I see negative integer values, how do I know whether th... Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz

01/11/2021

11:07 AM Support #1472: Weighting youth analysis across waves 1–8
Marie,
Thank you for your question.
On weights: we do not have a specific weight for your analysis. Please do no...
Olena Kaminska

01/10/2021

02:22 PM Support #1477: clusters not nested in b_strata (using R and svydesign object)
Hi Marion - We have identified that the value of strata=122 should be changed to 130 if hhorig=4. Please make this ch... Alita Nandi

01/08/2021

06:11 PM Support #1477: clusters not nested in b_strata (using R and svydesign object)
Dear Understanding Society support team,
a thousand thanks for identifying the problem - that explains it all!
I ha...
Marion Lieutaud
01:39 PM Support #1477 (Feedback): clusters not nested in b_strata (using R and svydesign object)
Hello Marion,
My colleague has checked your code and that is ok. We have identified that for 2 cases in b_indresp,...
Alita Nandi
01:55 PM Support #1479 (Resolved): mismatch merging indall m:1 using hhresp (merge=1)
Alita Nandi
12:14 PM Support #1479: mismatch merging indall m:1 using hhresp (merge=1)
Thank you for the clarification, Alita.
That was very useful.
Best wishes,
Pilar
Pilar Zueras
11:53 AM Support #1479 (Feedback): mismatch merging indall m:1 using hhresp (merge=1)
Hello,
While all individuals in indall must be in a responding household, the households in the file hhresp are on...
Alita Nandi
11:51 AM Support #1480 (Feedback): Who was sampled for question ca_timeshare in the COVID-19
Hello,
In the cW_indresp_w files, no responses were removed because of this reason (and that includes the timchcar...
Alita Nandi
11:13 AM Support #1480 (Feedback): Who was sampled for question ca_timeshare in the COVID-19
Hi,
I am working with the April 2020 COVID-19 web survey dataset ( ca_indresp_w ) and was wondering if the questio...
Johara Meyer

01/07/2021

07:47 PM Support #1479 (Resolved): mismatch merging indall m:1 using hhresp (merge=1)
Hi there,
I was merging household-level variables onto individual files (indresp) and found mismatches, so to make ...
Pilar Zueras
05:51 PM Support #1474: Covid-19 weighting
Hi,
Thanks so much for your detailed and prompt reply.
Just a note around (b). We are not doing a separate an...
Laura Silva
04:10 PM Support #1474 (Feedback): Covid-19 weighting
Hello,
(a) For cross-sectional analysis use the weights cW_betaindin_xw for Covid waves 1-4 (W=a,b, c, d), W_indin...
Alita Nandi
04:19 PM Support #1477: clusters not nested in b_strata (using R and svydesign object)
Thank you! Perhaps I should mention that I use the special license data. So the first line of the code is actually:
...
Marion Lieutaud
03:59 PM Support #1477 (In Progress): clusters not nested in b_strata (using R and svydesign object)
Sorry I didn't notice that you had included the lonelypsu correction. We are looking into this. Alita Nandi
02:32 PM Support #1477: clusters not nested in b_strata (using R and svydesign object)
Dear Understanding Society team,
Thank you for your reply.
I am surprised because I had registered for and had lo...
Marion Lieutaud
02:26 PM Support #1477 (Feedback): clusters not nested in b_strata (using R and svydesign object)
Hello,
This is possible because of single PSU strata. While this is not the case by design, for a particular analy...
Alita Nandi
11:16 AM Support #1477 (Feedback): clusters not nested in b_strata (using R and svydesign object)

Dear Understanding Society team,
I have an issue with the combination of clusters and strata in the Wave 2 dat...
Marion Lieutaud
02:48 PM Support #1462 (Resolved): respondents without a record in the jk data weights and representativeness
Alita Nandi
02:47 PM Support #1465 (Resolved): Highest qualifcation variable
Alita Nandi
02:46 PM Support #1466: Determining which observations have been answered by a proxy
If you exclude proxy respondents then you will use the weight for full respondent. For cross-sectional analysis that ... Alita Nandi
02:44 PM Support #1467 (Resolved): Website links not working
Alita Nandi
02:44 PM Support #1468 (Resolved): Tracking category labels over time
Alita Nandi
02:43 PM Support #1458: Weights for Covid longitudinal sample
If you are using Wave 9 + all Covid waves, and conducting a longitudinal analysis, you should use the longitudinal we... Alita Nandi
02:29 PM Support #1455 (Resolved): Inapplicable responses to GHQ-12 and SF-12 in the extra five minutes sample
Alita Nandi
02:22 PM Support #1473: keyworksector variable missing from pdf documents
Many thanks! This is very useful.
Harry
Theocharis Kromydas
02:20 PM Support #1473 (Feedback): keyworksector variable missing from pdf documents
Hello,
The question is the same as in the JUly questionnaire so please take a look at that for now, while we updat...
Alita Nandi
01:57 PM Support #1473 (In Progress): keyworksector variable missing from pdf documents
Hello,
We are looking into this and will get back to you asap.
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support...
Alita Nandi
02:01 PM Support #1476: Calculating Equivalised Income Deciles AHC
Thanks very much for your helpful reply.
Reviewing the documentation I see that to be consistent with HBAI after ...
Henry Parkes
01:30 PM Support #1476: Calculating Equivalised Income Deciles AHC
Hi Henry,
it is not possible to say why the results look different across the two studies; you'd have to compare t...
Gundi Knies
12:14 PM Support #1476 (In Progress): Calculating Equivalised Income Deciles AHC
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi

01/06/2021

07:37 PM Support #1468: Tracking category labels over time
Okay, thank you for the clarification. Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
07:36 PM Support #1467: Website links not working
Thanks, it's working now. Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
07:34 PM Support #1466: Determining which observations have been answered by a proxy
Thanks. If I take a subsample of the individual-level data (which happens to have no proxy respondents), would I use ... Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
01:28 PM Support #1476 (Resolved): Calculating Equivalised Income Deciles AHC
Dear USOC User Team,
I've written some code which seeks to work out people's equivalised household income decile af...
Henry Parkes
10:03 AM Support #1474 (Feedback): Covid-19 weighting
Good morning,
I have checked the guide and previous issues on weighting for Covid-19 study but I am still unclear...
Laura Silva

01/05/2021

04:35 PM Support #1473 (Feedback): keyworksector variable missing from pdf documents
Hi there. I think the variable keyworksector is missing from the "8644_ukhls_covid19_sept20_questionnaire_v2.0" pdf d... Theocharis Kromydas
02:35 PM Support #1472 (In Progress): Weighting youth analysis across waves 1–8
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Alita Nandi
02:33 PM Support #1472 (Feedback): Weighting youth analysis across waves 1–8
Hello,
I will use youth data from waves 1 to 8 (not always from all 8 waves, depending on the analysis). I will al...
Marie Mueller

01/04/2021

05:03 PM Support #1471 (Feedback): Identifying relation to respondent of those being cared for
Hello,
The variables w_aidhuax records whether the person in the household with PNO=x is cared for by the responde...
Alita Nandi
02:41 PM Support #1471 (Feedback): Identifying relation to respondent of those being cared for
Dear support,
I've been looking at the x_aidhh variables in the Understanding Society individual response files. F...
Rachel Tan
02:55 PM Support #1470 (Feedback): Question about data
Hello,
The sample is drawn from non-institutional postal addresses and so it is not likely to include any homeless...
Alita Nandi
09:42 AM Support #1470 (Feedback): Question about data
Hello
I am currently working on a research proposal for a project regarding the interplay of societal factors and...
Ben Phillips-Farmer
02:50 PM Support #1469: Matching data
The website problem is fixed, so you will be able to access the syntax page now. Please see if the following syntax f... Alita Nandi
05:58 AM Support #1469 (Feedback): Matching data
Hello Laura,
We have a worked out example on how to do this in our training material (available as Moodle course)....
Alita Nandi
02:47 PM Support #1467 (Feedback): Website links not working
Alita Nandi
02:47 PM Support #1467: Website links not working
The problem has been fixed. Please try again and let us know if you continue to have problems. Please remember to emp... Alita Nandi
06:07 AM Support #1467 (In Progress): Website links not working
Hello,
We are sorry about this and hope to resolve this very soon.
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Sup...
Alita Nandi
06:15 AM Support #1468 (Feedback): Tracking category labels over time
Hello,
If a question remains the same across waves it will have the same name, as will the variables based on the ...
Alita Nandi
06:06 AM Support #1466 (Feedback): Determining which observations have been answered by a proxy
Hello,
Use the variable w_ivfio which will tell you if this was a proxy interview or a full interview (meaning the...
Alita Nandi

01/02/2021

09:57 AM Support #1469 (Feedback): Matching data
I am attempting to use wave 1 data to match data on individuals and their friends. I have used the 'egoalt' file to c... Laura Bryce

12/30/2020

03:13 PM Support #1467: Website links not working
Hi, I noticed recently that the links on the Understanding Society have stopped working. I am able to search for a va... Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
03:00 PM Support #1467 (Resolved): Website links not working
Hi, I noticed recently that the links on the Understanding Society have stopped working. I am able to search for a va... Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
03:04 PM Support #1468 (Resolved): Tracking category labels over time
Hi, are variables with the same name (but across different waves) measured consistently over time? If this is not alw... Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
11:29 AM Support #1466 (Feedback): Determining which observations have been answered by a proxy
Hi, how do I determine which observation questions have been answered by a proxy? My understanding is that if the val... Leilah Plant-Tchenguiz
 

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