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From 06/22/2021 to 07/21/2021

07/21/2021

02:14 PM Support #1558: Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Dear Alita,
Thanks, that helps a lot.
I have another follow-up question (probably fo Olena?). It may sound stra...
Carolin Schmidt

07/20/2021

03:17 PM Support #1565 (Feedback): Income Variable: Drop negative values?
Dear Ipsitaa,
Negative values result from self-employed respondents reporting losses. You might also find useful o...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:08 PM Support #1565 (Resolved): Income Variable: Drop negative values?
Hi,
I am using the fimngrs_dv variable from indresp files. Some of the reported values are negative, for example,...
Ipsitaa Khullar

07/15/2021

04:07 PM Support #1563 (Feedback): Survey Participant Drop-Outs
Hello Ethan,
The number of adult interviews of Scotland residents increased in Wave 2 when we added the BHPS sampl...
Understanding Society User Support Team

07/14/2021

10:08 AM Support #1563 (In Progress): Survey Participant Drop-Outs
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team

07/13/2021

09:01 AM Support #1563 (Resolved): Survey Participant Drop-Outs
I am wondering if someone would be able to give any more information on the drop-out rates of participants, particula... Ethan Hood

07/08/2021

01:25 PM Support #1562: Is the answer to question #933 up to date?
Thank you very much!
Danuta
Danuta Zyczynska-Ciolek
12:38 PM Support #1562 (Feedback): Is the answer to question #933 up to date?
Hello,
in
Here is a complete list of urban-rural indicator variables avaiable for the main UKHLS & BHPS surveys, th...
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:40 AM Support #1562 (Resolved): Is the answer to question #933 up to date?
Hello,
My question concerns the urban / rural variable in the UKHLS and BHPS surveys. In fact, such question was ask...
Danuta Zyczynska-Ciolek
12:43 PM Support #1554: hsval - units
Thanks - I have passed on your request to the data team. Understanding Society User Support Team
08:15 AM Support #1554: hsval - units
Thanks, that was helpful.
Regarding the hsval variable, further inspection of the UKHLS and BHPS data suggests tha...
Edward Pinchbeck

07/07/2021

01:26 PM Support #1558 (Feedback): Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
About (a)
UKBORN (Whether born in E, S, W, NI or outside UK) & its follow-up PLBORNC (Country of birth if said the...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:28 PM Support #1558: Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Carolin,
Here are replies to b) and c):
If you are analysing households, and you want to represent households in ...
Olena Kaminska

07/06/2021

04:48 PM Support #1556 (Resolved): Covid-19 weighting
Conversation continuing via email Understanding Society User Support Team
03:31 PM Support #1561: Residential mobility of youth and children
Great! I will give it a try – thank you! :) Marie Mueller
03:22 PM Support #1561: Residential mobility of youth and children
Good point! Yes, you could prioritise the biological parent, and perhaps also adoptive parent. A child is almost alwa... Understanding Society User Support Team
03:19 PM Support #1561: Residential mobility of youth and children
Hello,
Thank you very much for the rapid help!
That's a good suggestion! However, if, for example, a step paren...
Marie Mueller
03:01 PM Support #1561 (Feedback): Residential mobility of youth and children
Hello Marie,
What you are suggesting is a good idea but you don't need to make an assumption that the child always...
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:04 AM Support #1561 (Resolved): Residential mobility of youth and children
Hello,
I am analysing youth (10–15 years) and child (3, 5, 8 years) data. In my analyses, I would like to include ...
Marie Mueller
03:12 PM Support #1560 (Feedback): Project Query
Hello,
If a variable has a valud of -7 it means that this person did not complete the interview themselves, but so...
Understanding Society User Support Team

07/05/2021

03:39 PM Support #1560 (Resolved): Project Query
Hello
Firstly, I would like to make it clear that my knowledge regarding Understand Society's data as well as STA...
Casper Gill

07/04/2021

08:41 PM Support #1558: Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Hi Olena,
I'm having a few more questions now.
Like I said, we'd like to classify entire households as immigran...
Carolin Schmidt

07/02/2021

04:56 PM Support #1546: Wave 8 innovation panel trace/keystroke files for a few cases as a manipulation check
Thank you for looking into this and confirming that the experiment was working as intended! -Dana Dana Garbarski

07/01/2021

11:40 AM Support #1558: Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
That does help a lot. Thanks, Olena. Carolin Schmidt

06/30/2021

02:59 PM Support #1558: Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Carolin,
Yes, in a sense that all immigrants who were present in the country are represented longitudinally (some ...
Olena Kaminska
01:51 PM Support #1558: Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Hi Olena,
Thanks for the quick reply. One last question (at the moment, at least): the sample is representative of...
Carolin Schmidt
01:37 PM Support #1558: Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Carolin,
Use ui_xw weight for wave 6, and use ui_lw weight if your longitudinal analysis starts at wave 6 or later...
Olena Kaminska
10:11 AM Support #1559 (Feedback): Scottish Sample Size and Breakdown
Hello Ethan,
This is a complicated question as this is a longitudinal and household survey. So, the sample size de...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:57 AM Support #1559 (Resolved): Scottish Sample Size and Breakdown
I am wondering if someone is able to give some more information about the Scottish sample for the survey. More specif... Ethan Hood
09:16 AM Support #1554: hsval - units
Hello,
Please take a look at this User Forum post about the variables we provide to identify movers.
https://iser...
Understanding Society User Support Team
07:57 AM Support #1554: hsval - units
Hello again. Just following this up: I wonder if the data team had any further advice on this?
Also, could you pro...
Edward Pinchbeck

06/29/2021

04:21 PM Support #1558: Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Dear Olena,
Thanks a lot for your help. I did read the relevant sections on immigrants in the help files but did n...
Carolin Schmidt
03:36 PM Support #1558: Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Carolin,
Your problem is not weights but how you are using longitudinal dataset. By default the longitudinal aspec...
Olena Kaminska
03:00 PM Support #1558 (In Progress): Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
02:56 PM Support #1555: Weighting across main survey and Covid-19 survey
Hello,
Could you please email your query to us at usersupport@understandingsociety.ac.uk and someone from our weig...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:56 PM Support #1556: Covid-19 weighting
Hello,
Could you please email your query to us at usersupport@understandingsociety.ac.uk and someone from our weig...
Understanding Society User Support Team

06/28/2021

01:15 PM Support #1558 (Resolved): Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Hello,
I am working with Understanding Society for the first time and have a few questions.
My coauthors and I ...
Carolin Schmidt

06/24/2021

05:22 AM Support #1557 (Feedback): Survey design
Hello,
When the survey started there were interviewing capacity issues due to the large sample size and all interv...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:10 AM Support #1557 (Resolved): Survey design

Dear staff,
I am really interested in survey design of Understanding Society. I notice that the survey is conduc...
Iris Wang

06/23/2021

09:11 AM Support #1556 (In Progress): Covid-19 weighting
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
08:48 AM Support #1556 (Resolved): Covid-19 weighting
Hi,
I know some people have already asked about this but I would like to clarify the best way to weight the data....
Katie Cross

06/22/2021

04:23 PM Support #1554: hsval - units
Fab, thanks. Yes Wave 23 is UKHLS W5. Edward Pinchbeck
11:39 AM Support #1554: hsval - units
Thanks Ted. I see what you mean. I can see in this example it does look like they misreported hsval in Wave 23 (UKHLS... Understanding Society User Support Team
10:44 AM Support #1554: hsval - units
OK. Thank you. It is true that there are few cases like my example above. However, there are many other cases where t... Edward Pinchbeck
09:19 AM Support #1554 (Feedback): hsval - units
We don't have any additional information that will help you to undersstand why some of the hsval reported are so low.... Understanding Society User Support Team
07:49 AM Support #1554 (In Progress): hsval - units
Hello,
I would like to use the hsval variable (About how much would you expect to get for your home if you sold it...
Edward Pinchbeck
01:06 PM Support #1555 (In Progress): Weighting across main survey and Covid-19 survey
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Understanding Society User Support Team
12:14 PM Support #1555 (Resolved): Weighting across main survey and Covid-19 survey
Hello,
I’m working with the Covid-19 survey matched to the Wave 10 Main Survey and have some queries about which ...
Mary Reader
 

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