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From 08/31/2020 to 09/29/2020

09/29/2020

06:43 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Thanks for letting me know Gundi!
Harry
Theocharis Kromydas
06:41 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Many thanks Alita! I appreciate this. Best, Harry Theocharis Kromydas
10:59 AM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hello Harry,
My understanding is that with the weights currently provided you cannot do that. The weight, cW_betai...
Alita Nandi
09:50 AM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Thanks Alita.
I have certainly read the survey user guide before I post my question here. What is not clear to me ...
Theocharis Kromydas
03:12 PM Support #1417 (Feedback): Time-varying predictor variables at different waves to outcome
I am using longitudinal models and have a specific question regarding Understanding Society data and a specific way I... George Comp

09/28/2020

11:52 AM Support #1416 (Resolved): components of weight variables
Alita Nandi

09/25/2020

10:26 AM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Abigail,
Just to add, if you are concerned about the differences in the populations, then you can use full samples...
Olena Kaminska
10:03 AM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Harry,
the definition of the dependent child variable seems to have changed over time and we are currently review...
Gundi Knies

09/24/2020

11:56 AM Support #1416: components of weight variables
That's clear now Olena, many thanks! Filip Sosenko
11:44 AM Support #1416: components of weight variables
Filip,
We do not calibrate to housing tenure. Housing tenure is used in the correction for attrition. So the infor...
Olena Kaminska
11:24 AM Support #1416: components of weight variables
Thank you for the answer Olena. Could you also let me know what external source is used for calibrating the housing t... Filip Sosenko
11:15 AM Support #1416: components of weight variables
Dear Filip,
Thank you for your question. I can confirm that housing tenure goes into weighting models.
Unfortuna...
Olena Kaminska
08:01 AM Support #1416 (In Progress): components of weight variables
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

09/23/2020

04:36 PM Support #1416 (Resolved): components of weight variables
Hello,
I have a general question and a specific one.
1) Please could direct me to documentation regarding what vari...
Filip Sosenko
02:23 PM Support #1394: Follow up on having a “unified” weighting variable for analyzing
Sorry there was a typo: UKHLS Waves 1-2, use b_indinus_lw
And you can use i_indinub_lw for Waves 2-9.
And you c...
Alita Nandi
02:03 PM Support #1414 (Feedback): Weighting dual pay only
Alita Nandi
11:33 AM Support #1414: Weighting dual pay only
Antonia,
Yes, you can and should apply survey design adjustment for a subset just a you would for the whole popula...
Olena Kaminska
10:26 AM Support #1414 (Feedback): Weighting dual pay only
Hi,
I would like to analyze a subset of all households who pay their gas/electricity/oil bills on seperate bills ...
Antonia Schuster
02:02 PM Support #1415 (Feedback): Using weights for all 9 waves
Hello,
If you are analysing data from adult questionnaire including self-completion questionnaire from Waves 1 to ...
Alita Nandi
11:07 AM Support #1415 (Feedback): Using weights for all 9 waves
I'm using all 9 waves of data and need to choose the correct weight.
I understand that using 'indscui_lw' appears t...
John Poole

09/22/2020

12:38 PM Support #1401 (Resolved): AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Alita Nandi
12:32 PM Support #1390 (Resolved): englang - change in English as first language
Alita Nandi
12:32 PM Support #1397 (Resolved): questions about interviewer assignment and training for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Alita Nandi
12:31 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hello Harry,
Currently there is no longitudinal weight provided for analysing Covid waves. Only cross-sectional we...
Alita Nandi
12:25 PM Support #1399: jobhist equivalent for Understanding Society
Note that the employment history in Waves 1 & 5 are about past employment history, that is, before the respondent joi... Alita Nandi
12:20 PM Support #1411 (Resolved): Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Alita Nandi
12:13 PM Support #1412: Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Hi Lydia,
If you are interested in gross household monthly income, then please use the variable called bw_fihhmngr...
Alita Nandi

09/21/2020

03:11 PM Support #1409: Ethnicity Query
A follow up:
The weighted percentage of adults (16+) who report their ethnic group as "White: British/EnglishScott...
Alita Nandi
02:52 PM Support #1413 (Feedback): Variables for employment
Hello Lior,
If you would like to know a person's main employment status then use the variable JBSTAT. If you would...
Alita Nandi
02:35 PM Support #1412 (Feedback): Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Alita Nandi

09/20/2020

03:37 PM Support #1398: Weights when merging several waves of USoc + covid study
Hi there
I also have the same question as Laia but I am not entirely sure I am getting Alita's response right. In ...
Theocharis Kromydas
01:33 PM Support #1413 (Feedback): Variables for employment
Hello,
I am trying to understand what is the best variable to use in order to understand if a person is employed.
...
Lior Shabtai

09/18/2020

03:30 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Gundi again
I read your last email carefully and it seems to me that the main problem I have is with definition...
Theocharis Kromydas
10:22 AM Support #1412: Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Lydia,
I am answering here your question regarding weights. The weight you use will depend on the level of analysi...
Olena Kaminska
10:07 AM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Great, thanks Becky.
Best wishes,
Kevin
Kevin Brennan
10:02 AM Support #1411 (Feedback): Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi Kevin,
Just to confirm that the data team have received the approval from Metadac and will be in touch with yo...
Rebecca Parsons

09/17/2020

02:24 PM Support #1412 (In Progress): Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Hi Lydia,
Thanks for your query, it's been passed to our weights specialist. We'll be in touch with a response so...
Rebecca Parsons

09/16/2020

08:47 PM Support #1412 (Feedback): Weights_poverty line (BHPS)
Dear Support Team,
I am computing the poverty line for each wave of BHPS and UKHLS, as indicated by the files in ...
Lydia Palumbo
03:45 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Will do! Thanks,
Becky
Rebecca Parsons
03:41 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Thank you,
If the team need to contact METADAC, could you please ask the team to cc someone from METADAC apart fr...
Kevin Brennan
03:37 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi Kevin,
Thanks for the additional information. The data team are checking and if the email from Stephanie isn't...
Rebecca Parsons
02:29 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Stephanie Roberts from METADAC has just got back to me, confirming to me that the email was sent to genetics@understa... Kevin Brennan
01:59 PM Support #1411: Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Thank you.
Please not that while I am the contact person for the projects, the principal applicant is Olivier Gev...
Kevin Brennan
01:49 PM Support #1411 (In Progress): Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi Kevin,
Once the approval from Metadac has come through the data team at Understanding Society will prepare you...
Rebecca Parsons

09/15/2020

04:42 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Gundi
Thanks again for your very informative reply. I would need to test some of these classification using the...
Theocharis Kromydas
01:02 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Dear Harry,
as I said, ndepchl_dv is an individual-level variable: how many dependent children does this enumerated ...
Gundi Knies
11:15 AM Support #1408: Family structure
Dear Gundi
Many thanks for taking the time to look in my query in more detail. Many thanks for your suggestion too...
Theocharis Kromydas
10:02 AM Support #1411 (Resolved): Update to #1349: Accessing data with METADAC access
Hi there,
On May 26th I raised issue #1349 to enquire about linking UKHLS genetic and DNA methylation data from t...
Kevin Brennan

09/14/2020

09:18 PM Support #1401: AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Thank you for letting me know. Dana Garbarski
03:54 PM Support #1410 (Feedback): Determining the missing values in the jbsoc10_cc variable.
Hi Cameron,
we use dependent interviewing (DI) to minimise spurious changes in occupations, so instead of asking f...
Gundi Knies
12:31 PM Support #1410 (Feedback): Determining the missing values in the jbsoc10_cc variable.
Hi there,
I see in the jbsoc10_cc variable note it says: "SOC 2010 codes are [-9] missing for jobs that were alrea...
Cameron Harries
03:19 PM Support #1409: Ethnicity Query
Rebecca Parsons wrote:
> Hi Mark,
>
> We've looked into this and we think you need to contact CACI to see how the...
mark sheppard
02:46 PM Support #1409 (Feedback): Ethnicity Query
Hi Mark,
We've looked into this and we think you need to contact CACI to see how they've arrived at their figure. ...
Rebecca Parsons
09:37 AM Support #1409 (In Progress): Ethnicity Query
Hi,
Thanks for your question. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as so...
Rebecca Parsons
08:48 AM Support #1409 (Feedback): Ethnicity Query
Hi - i'm not sure this is the correct forum but hoping you can help. I'm using CACI Acorn data which supply UK ethnic... mark sheppard
01:29 PM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Harry,
sorry to not have been more precise. No, I am not recommending you to use or not use depchl_dv. I was just...
Gundi Knies
11:24 AM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Gundi
Many thanks for your quick response. So do you recommend me using depchl_dv (I guess you mean ndepchl_dv?...
Theocharis Kromydas
11:04 AM Support #1408: Family structure
Hi Theocharis,
the household type variable draws on the number of dependent children in the household (depchl_dv) so...
Gundi Knies
09:41 AM Support #1408 (In Progress): Family structure
Hi Theocharis,
Thanks for your question. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we'll get back to ...
Rebecca Parsons
09:07 AM Support #1407 (Feedback): categories of the qfhigh_dv variable
Hi Jan,
qfhigh_dv does not make use of BTech and NVQs. These qualifications are captured in the variables qfvoc#,...
Rebecca Parsons

09/11/2020

05:31 PM Support #1408 (Resolved): Family structure
Hi there
I am trying to construct a family structure variable composed by 4 categories: Single, no children, Coupl...
Theocharis Kromydas
12:27 PM Support #1406 (Feedback): COVID-19 July release
Dear Darja,
Wave 4 of the COVID-19 survey will be released at the end of September - exact date to be confirmed. ...
Rebecca Parsons
11:52 AM Support #1406 (Feedback): COVID-19 July release
Dear Understanding Society team,
Do you know when the COVID-19 Study Version 4 including the July wave will be rel...
Darja Reuschke
12:21 PM Support #1407 (Feedback): categories of the qfhigh_dv variable
Dear Madam/Sir,
I'm really struggling to make sense of the categories of qfhigh_dv variable. Under which category ...
Jan Janmaat

09/09/2020

10:22 AM Support #1404 (Resolved): Coding of vote3
Rebecca Parsons
07:29 AM Support #1404: Coding of vote3
Hi Becky,
thanks for clarifying this. My problem has been solved and you can close this issue.
Best,
Sebastian
Sebastian Jungkunz

09/08/2020

10:45 AM Support #1404: Coding of vote3
Hi Sebastian,
Information about missing values can be found in the User Guide: https://www.understandingsociety.a...
Rebecca Parsons
08:17 AM Support #1404: Coding of vote3
Hi Becky,
thank you very much for inquiry with the questionnaire development team. This makes things much clearer....
Sebastian Jungkunz

09/07/2020

04:40 PM Support #1404 (Feedback): Coding of vote3
Hi Sebastian,
We've contacted the questionnaire development team and they caution that there can be a complicated ...
Rebecca Parsons
04:07 PM Support #1405 (Feedback): Ethics application number for Understanding Society
Hi Neil,
We've been in touch with the survey team and unfortunately up until recently the University did not use a...
Rebecca Parsons

09/04/2020

01:20 PM Support #1404 (In Progress): Coding of vote3
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
01:15 PM Support #1405 (In Progress): Ethics application number for Understanding Society
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
12:01 PM Support #1405 (Feedback): Ethics application number for Understanding Society
Hello,
I am trying submit a journal manuscript but the editors are refusing the accept the paper unless I supply an ...
Neil Smith

09/03/2020

01:53 PM Support #1404 (Resolved): Coding of vote3
Dear support-team,
I am trying to identify potential non-voters in elections. The BHPS and the UKHLS both ask abou...
Sebastian Jungkunz
01:14 PM Support #1300 (Feedback): reason for leaving job for self-employment
Hi Xiaowei - sorry the delay in getting back to you. I should have clarified that as there is an error in routing or ... Alita Nandi
01:04 PM Support #1302 (Resolved): See term variable changed for wave i?
Alita Nandi
01:03 PM Support #1303 (Feedback): Accessing linked data
Alita Nandi
01:03 PM Support #1304 (Resolved): The "fihhmnnet" net household income variables - what deductions are made?
Alita Nandi
01:02 PM Support #1304 (Feedback): The "fihhmnnet" net household income variables - what deductions are made?
Alita Nandi
01:02 PM Support #1372 (Feedback): Question about age of respondents based on age_dv, and racel_dv (Re-created as original was deleted)
Alita Nandi
01:02 PM Support #1395 (Feedback): f_scotvot2 - values
Alita Nandi
01:00 PM Support #1383 (Resolved): Coding of variable "hiqual_dv" in the harmonised BHPS
Alita Nandi
01:00 PM Support #1389 (Feedback): Is there a variable for the number of children living outside the household?
Alita Nandi
12:59 PM Support #1400 (Feedback): Importance of Britishness to sense of self
Variable note has been added to clarify the different routing rules across waves.
https://www.understandingsociety.a...
Alita Nandi
12:59 PM Support #1402 (Feedback): Low wages/ how to prevent measurement bias
Alita Nandi
12:58 PM Support #1403 (Feedback): Questions about the data
Alita Nandi
12:58 PM Support #1401 (Feedback): AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
To add, the response rate definition used to produce Tables 13.13. & 13.14 in the user guide is a modified version of... Alita Nandi

09/02/2020

11:47 AM Support #1401: AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Hi Dana,
As this is a longitudinal survey, we know that the households issued after the first wave are eligible (i...
Alita Nandi
09:36 AM Support #1401: AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Dear Dana,
Thank you for your query. I have forwarded your question to the IP team and will get back to you soon.
...
Alita Nandi
10:57 AM Support #1403: Questions about the data
Hello Lior,
1) Is there a number of years of education variable?
Ans: Not number of years of education, but highe...
Alita Nandi
09:40 AM Support #1403 (Feedback): Questions about the data
Dear Madam/Sir,
There are several variables that I'm trying to find and I was hoping you could help me (if they ex...
Lior Shabtai
10:33 AM Support #1402: Low wages/ how to prevent measurement bias
Hello,
Thank you for raising this issue. This is not directly within the remit of the User Support Team to answer ...
Alita Nandi
09:37 AM Support #1402: Low wages/ how to prevent measurement bias
Following my above request I was also wondering how some individuals have very high overall work hours (jbot+jbhrs) w... C Josten
10:15 AM Support #1399: jobhist equivalent for Understanding Society
Alita Nandi wrote:
> Hello Mathhew,
>
> In Understanding Society, In Wave 1, past employment history was asked fo...
Matthew Chen
09:29 AM Support #1399 (Feedback): jobhist equivalent for Understanding Society
Hello Mathhew,
In Understanding Society, In Wave 1, past employment history was asked for a quarter of the sample ...
Alita Nandi
09:53 AM Support #1400: Importance of Britishness to sense of self
Hello Jesse,
If you check the questionnaire and find this question BRITID, you will find who gets asked this quest...
Alita Nandi

09/01/2020

08:46 AM Support #1402 (Feedback): Low wages/ how to prevent measurement bias
Hi!
I'd be interested to know why wages (i.e. the variable paygu_dv) is very low for many observations despite wo...
C Josten

08/31/2020

10:17 PM Support #1401 (Resolved): AAPOR Response Rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8
Hello,
I am trying to figure out the response rate for Innovation Panel Wave 8 per the AAPOR response rate standards...
Dana Garbarski
05:42 PM Support #1400 (Feedback): Importance of Britishness to sense of self
Hi,
Apologies this is a very basic question.
I am using USoc Wave 1 data to examine how important Britishness is to...
Jesse Shipp
10:51 AM Support #1399 (Feedback): jobhist equivalent for Understanding Society
I've been trying to merge the datasets for BHPS and Understanding Society to have some idea of the transitions betwee... Matthew Chen
 

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