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From 10/03/2019 to 11/01/2019

11/01/2019

05:13 PM Support #1269 (Feedback): Living with an ex
Hello,
A recent report using data from the Understanding Survey found that 2.5 million Brits are in "hidden househ...
Harvey Day

10/31/2019

05:47 PM Support #1268 (Feedback): Political Ideology
Hi,
After looking through the dataset, much of the documentation (which is vast), using the online variable search...
Kristinn Mar

10/25/2019

01:52 PM Support #1260: non-respondent adjustment
Olena,
Thanks for your reply.
Louise
Louise Luo
12:32 PM Support #1265 (Feedback): Variable storage types changing from wave to wave
Dear Tom,
Thank you for making us aware of this issue. We have passed the information to our data release team for...
Stephanie Auty

10/24/2019

05:49 PM Support #1265 (In Progress): Variable storage types changing from wave to wave
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
12:59 PM Support #1265 (Feedback): Variable storage types changing from wave to wave
Hi,
I wanted ask whether it would be possible to ensure that data storage types for a given variable not change fr...
Tom Waters
03:51 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp

Hi
what are the implications for the data analysis if I conduct the analysis without weighting the data using com...
Sarah H
03:02 PM Support #1247: Share of EU born respondents with UK citizenship only
Hi Stephanie and Olena
Thank you very much for your answers. I confirm that they only reason I was using longitudi...
Marina Fernandez Reino

10/23/2019

02:33 PM Support #1260: non-respondent adjustment
Louise,
There are a number of levels of nonresponse in our data:
1) household nonresponse at wave 1 (where some h...
Olena Kaminska
11:50 AM Support #1247: Share of EU born respondents with UK citizenship only
Marina,
Apologies. I just realized that you very helpfully included your syntax. I just had a look at it and notic...
Olena Kaminska
11:30 AM Support #1247: Share of EU born respondents with UK citizenship only
Marina,
I agree with Stephanie that you need to use weights to make sure you account correctly for the immigrant ...
Olena Kaminska

10/22/2019

05:28 PM Support #1263: Number of households in broader London area
Dear Stephanie,
Thank you very much for the rapid reply. Very helpful!
Best wishes,
Marie
Marie Mueller
04:40 PM Support #1263 (Feedback): Number of households in broader London area
Dear Marie,
You can find out the answer to this question by looking at the variable gor_dv in the online documenta...
Stephanie Auty
12:36 PM Support #1263 (Resolved): Number of households in broader London area
Hello,
I was wondering how many Understanding Society households are from the broader London area/ Greater London?...
Marie Mueller
05:23 PM Support #1247: Share of EU born respondents with UK citizenship only
Dear Marina,
Apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
Firstly, in calculating your final variable you wi...
Stephanie Auty
05:07 PM Support #1248 (Feedback): Longitudinal Weights- BHPS and UKHLS
Stephanie Auty
04:42 PM Support #1261 (Feedback): Energy use data
Dear Munyaradzi Kucherera,
I'm afraid we can't give an estimated date for this data as the linkage is still at an ...
Stephanie Auty
02:05 PM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Thanks a lot Alita - v helpful. Please also forward my thanks to Olena for her help throughout.
Have a pleasant da...
Samir Sweida-Metwally
01:54 PM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
The question you need to ask is why are you using weights. If your analysis is longitudinal (FE, RE, multi-level mode... Alita Nandi
01:06 PM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Dear Alita,
Thanks a lot for this.
This is v helpful and in line with my understanding from the readings. I had...
Samir Sweida-Metwally
10:58 AM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Hi Samir,
This issue is to do with how melogit works in Stata. My suggestion would be to look at Statalist and see...
Alita Nandi
09:35 AM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Hello Olena,
Thanks a lot for this.
Unfortunately both options suggested didn't work. More specifically, using ...
Samir Sweida-Metwally

10/21/2019

10:48 AM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Samir,
Thank you for your question. I am not very familiar with melogit command in Stata, but looking at the Stata...
Olena Kaminska
10:40 AM Support #1262 (Feedback): Index of multiple deprivation
Hi Xavier,
the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) is not a variable we produce or share. We have linked our data to...
Gundi Knies
10:28 AM Support #1262 (Feedback): Index of multiple deprivation
I've seen in the mainstage user guide that data for the Index of Multiple Deprivation has been linked to Understandin... Xavier Castelino

10/17/2019

04:40 PM Support #1261 (In Progress): Energy use data
Dear Munyaradzi Kucherera,
We asked for consent from participants to link that data at Wave 8, but since it can ta...
Stephanie Auty
12:19 PM Support #1261 (Feedback): Energy use data
HI,
I am currently analyse energy use data patterns and household thermal efficiency for UK households. I am kindl...
Munyaradzi Kucherera
12:40 PM Support #1198: Weighting data Wave 8 h_indresp
Hi
what are the implications for the data analysis if I conduct the analysis without weighting the data using co...
Sarah H

10/16/2019

02:21 PM Support #1260: non-respondent adjustment
Hi Olena,
In the user guide p58 table 28, it says w_indall includes non-respondents as well. It seems that it is n...
Louise Luo
01:33 PM Support #1260 (Resolved): non-respondent adjustment
Stephanie Auty
11:39 AM Support #1260: non-respondent adjustment
Olena,
Thanks a lot for your reply. It is very clear to me.
Louise
Louise Luo
10:36 AM Support #1260: non-respondent adjustment
Louise,
Thank you for your question. Indeed, the variables in indall are only available for respondents in the cur...
Olena Kaminska

10/15/2019

05:37 PM Support #1260 (Resolved): non-respondent adjustment
Dear Officer,
Thank you for your previous support. Your help really means a lot to me.
I am currently looking ...
Louise Luo
08:45 AM Support #1259 (In Progress): Education level
Hi Xavier,
the differences between the two variables are indeed minute. The difference stems from a slight differenc...
Gundi Knies

10/11/2019

05:37 PM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Regarding my last question, I am essentially trying to understand the consequences on my model/results of not taking ... Samir Sweida-Metwally
12:39 PM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Hello Olena,
Thanks a lot, this is v helpful.
As discussed, I applied the changes but *I wanted to check I used...
Samir Sweida-Metwally

10/09/2019

04:59 PM Support #1259: Education level
To confirm, above I meant to write B7, not B2. Xavier Castelino
04:58 PM Support #1259: Education level
Xavier Castelino wrote:
> Hi there,
>
> I was wondering why there are differences in the data for BHPS respondent...
Xavier Castelino
04:13 PM Support #1259 (Resolved): Education level
Hi there,
I was wondering why there are differences in the data for BHPS respondents between the variables hiqual_...
Xavier Castelino
03:45 PM Support #1258 (In Progress): Housing costs in BHPS
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Stephanie Auty
02:17 PM Support #1258 (In Progress): Housing costs in BHPS
I am keen to create an after housing costs in BHPS but am unclear what is included in the variable xphsg (gross month... Lindsay Judge
03:42 PM Support #1257 (Feedback): Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Stephanie Auty
02:34 PM Support #1257: Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Samir,
Thank you for your question. I think you are using pooled analysis putting together waves 1 to 8.
For thi...
Olena Kaminska
12:02 PM Support #1257 (Resolved): Weight for unbalanced UKHLS panel data
Dear Olena,
I hope this message finds you well.
I am undertaking a longitudinal data analysis using wave 1 to w...
Samir Sweida-Metwally
03:42 PM Support #1256 (Feedback): questions re deaths and representativeness
Dear David,
No, we don't currently link to death records.
The following working paper will help with your repre...
Stephanie Auty
10:45 AM Support #1256 (Feedback): questions re deaths and representativeness
Sorry to bug you – especially as, no doubt, this information is available somewhere on your website. In my defence, h... David Walsh
11:48 AM Support #1252: Youth survey subjective wellbeing questions
Thanks Stephanie, I understand that this is not in your remit.
I have a follow up question that I think will be thou...
Laura M

10/07/2019

10:45 AM Support #1249: Calculation of rent-to-income ratio
Thanks very much for your detailed explanation, Stephanie Marina Fernandez Reino

10/04/2019

05:27 PM Support #1243: longitudinal weighting adjustment for nonresponse since the last wave
Dear Olena,
Thank you very much for your reply. It is a very professional answer.
I am not sure if you are fam...
Louise Luo
03:31 PM Support #1252 (Feedback): Youth survey subjective wellbeing questions
Dear Laura,
Our remit at the User Forum is to answer queries related to Understanding Society data and provide gen...
Stephanie Auty
03:10 PM Support #1255 (Feedback): Religion data
Dear Xavier,
This is because at some waves only new entrants are asked these questions, while at others everyone i...
Stephanie Auty

10/03/2019

08:10 PM Support #1255 (Feedback): Religion data
I'm trying to use the religion data from Understanding Society, and there's a few variables for which there isn't an ... Xavier Castelino
05:24 PM Support #1254 (Feedback): alternative for a question
Dear Georgina,
We can't give advice about what to use, as this will depend on your research question, but you may ...
Stephanie Auty
01:25 PM Support #1254 (Feedback): alternative for a question
Hi there,

I wanted to ask about the variable “someone to rely on when there is a serious problem” which is constr...
Georgina Martin
05:05 PM Support #1253 (Feedback): Selecting correct weights
Dear Fatima,
Yes, if you reply to this issue then I will reassign it to Olena.
Best wishes,
Stephanie
Stephanie Auty
10:39 AM Support #1253: Selecting correct weights
Thanks a lot for the advice! I will do as suggested. If I have some additional questions along the way, could I reope... Nurfatima Jandarova
 

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