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From 07/06/2022 to 08/04/2022

08/04/2022

06:10 PM Support #1740 (Feedback): Survey participant drop out across waves
Hello,
1) Yes, the drop results from survey attrition which could have happened in wave 10, but also in any of the...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:46 PM Support #1740 (Feedback): Survey participant drop out across waves
Hello,
I'm using data from wave 1, 4 and 10. I've merged them and keep only participants who provided response in...
Nichaphat Surawattananon
06:03 PM Support #1741: Weights - Main Survey Wave 9 & Covid Waves
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
03:38 PM Support #1741 (Feedback): Weights - Main Survey Wave 9 & Covid Waves
Hi there,
I've combined the main & covid-19 waves in long-format. My goal is to understand changes over time compa...
Karen Arulsamy
06:00 PM Support #1739 (In Progress): Weights when pooling data from different waves
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

08/03/2022

08:32 PM Support #1739 (Feedback): Weights when pooling data from different waves
Dear Understanding society support team,
I am currently working on a study for which I would like to pool data fro...
Jonas Kaufmann
03:34 PM Support #1737 (In Progress): Linkage of Understanding Society (BHPS) data to Cancer Registrations
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
03:33 PM Support #1738 (Feedback): Variables- child abuse, child witnessing of abuse
Dear Luke,
This perhaps depends on how you define violence, but I think you can find some potentially useful varia...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:51 PM Support #1715: Longitudinal Weighting of Non-Movers Only from UKHLS (in Wave 1)
Sue,
Yes, such analysis with a longitudinal weight from wave k will be fine. Having said that some models that all...
Olena Kaminska

08/02/2022

03:30 PM Support #1738 (Feedback): Variables- child abuse, child witnessing of abuse
I am a data analyst working for the Scottish Government’s ‘Children and Families Analysis’ group. I’m currently worki... Luke Power
02:32 PM Support #1737 (Feedback): Linkage of Understanding Society (BHPS) data to Cancer Registrations
Hi there
I'm looking to developing a study about cancer and subjective social class (variable opcls2, Subjective s...
Laura Woods

08/01/2022

03:00 PM Support #1735: Sample size in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Dear Dan,
These are the sample sizes for adult (16+) individuals, I'm attaching samples sizes for adult and all in...
Understanding Society User Support Team

07/27/2022

07:14 PM Support #1735: Sample size in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Thank you very much, this is extremely useful. I was looking for the number of participants in Bradford (E08000032), ... Dan Lewer
05:20 PM Support #1735 (Feedback): Sample size in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Dear Dan,
Here are the sample sizes (individual respondents) across 11 waves of the UKHLS for Bradford identified ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:19 PM Support #1735 (Feedback): Sample size in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Dear Understanding Society,
I'm a researcher at the Bradford Institute for Health Research and UCL, and I'm trying...
Dan Lewer
06:15 PM Support #1736 (Feedback): Data request - by Scottish Local Authority
Dear Christina,
You can certainly get any information separately for males and females and by Scottish Local Autho...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:33 PM Support #1736 (Feedback): Data request - by Scottish Local Authority
Hello,
I work for Public Health Scotland and am developing a mental health indicator dashboard for Scotland. The ...
Christina Wraw
11:32 AM Support #1734 (Feedback): Imputation flag for income variable fimngrs_dv in BHPS
Dear Daniël,
Please use the w_fimnthi (Imputation flag - wFIMN (derived)) - fimngrs_dv is named fimn in the unha...
Understanding Society User Support Team

07/26/2022

10:31 AM Support #1734 (Feedback): Imputation flag for income variable fimngrs_dv in BHPS
I am using the income variable fimngrs_dv, which measures the total monthly personal income of a respondent. This inc... Daniël van Wijk

07/25/2022

03:49 PM Support #1733: Covid Survey - Measuring Internal Migration
Dear Piotr,
This was very helpful, thank you.
Best wishes,
Morgan
Morgan Ward
03:45 PM Support #1733 (Feedback): Covid Survey - Measuring Internal Migration
Dear Morgan,
I suspect that you have incorrectly calculated the number of moves. I managed to get 147 moves to Sou...
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:52 PM Support #1733 (Resolved): Covid Survey - Measuring Internal Migration
Hello,
I am attempting to measure 3-monthly internal migration moves between UK regions during the Covid pandemic...
Morgan Ward
03:00 PM Support #1732 (Feedback): Inapplicable values in qfhigh_dv variable
Dear Claire,
Please check the variable note for qfhigh_dv (https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/ma...
Understanding Society User Support Team

07/24/2022

09:12 PM Support #1732 (Feedback): Inapplicable values in qfhigh_dv variable
Dear support team,
I am confused when examining the derived variable "w_qfhigh_dv" for respondents' educational qu...
Claire Wu

07/22/2022

01:47 PM Support #1730 (Feedback): study youth health
Dear Huihui,
please check the syntax "Matching co-resident parents' information" available on our website https://...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:11 PM Support #1715 (Feedback): Longitudinal Weighting of Non-Movers Only from UKHLS (in Wave 1)
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:11 PM Support #1731 (Feedback): Interview Time for Main Survey Wave 10
Dear Claire,
The wave 10 fieldwork spanned over 2.5 years, so from Jan 2018 to May 2020, you can check the individ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:51 AM Support #1731 (Feedback): Interview Time for Main Survey Wave 10
Dear support team,
I am conducting a study comparing the timing of housework before and after the Covid-19 outbrea...
Claire Wu

07/21/2022

06:39 PM Support #1729: variable for out of work with a disability
Hi Huihui,
Would jbstat be helpful? Category 8 "LT sick or disabled" gives you this information and is available i...
Understanding Society User Support Team
01:35 PM Support #1729 (Feedback): variable for out of work with a disability
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
10:22 AM Support #1729 (Feedback): variable for out of work with a disability
Hi there,
I want to study the sample out of work with a long-term disability.
To measure this variable, is there ...
huihui song
05:56 PM Support #1730: study youth health
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
02:29 PM Support #1730 (Feedback): study youth health
Hi there,
I would like to study the parents' impact on youth health.
Therefore, I need to merge indresp data wit...
huihui song
05:54 PM Support #1728: Merging main survey wave to COVID-19 study wave
Dear Parth,
The missing values on the variables you included on the screenshot result from the way in which you cr...
Understanding Society User Support Team
05:31 PM Support #1727 (Feedback): harassment variables unclear
Dear Ellen,
All variables w_resinsulted(1-97)_12 refer to people who answered 1 "mentioned" on the filtering varia...
Understanding Society User Support Team

07/20/2022

08:56 AM Support #1728: Merging main survey wave to COVID-19 study wave
Thanks for your reply. I have been able to merge waves into long format as my message above (I can see two rows for e... Parth Pandya

07/19/2022

11:08 AM Support #1721 (Feedback): Random effects analysis and weights (no time*person interaction)
Annette Pasotti
09:34 AM Support #1728 (Feedback): Merging main survey wave to COVID-19 study wave
Dear Parth
Thank you for your email. The standalone syntax files explaining how to link variables across waves are...
Annette Pasotti

07/18/2022

10:58 PM Support #1728 (Feedback): Merging main survey wave to COVID-19 study wave
Hi I am doing a Master's dissertation studying changing markers of adulthood from pre COVID-19 to the initial impact ... Parth Pandya
12:59 PM Support #1726 (Feedback): BHPS and Understanding Society - weights
Annette Pasotti
12:59 PM Support #1727 (In Progress): harassment variables unclear
Many thanks for your enquiry.
The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as so...
Annette Pasotti

07/15/2022

01:11 PM Support #1727 (Feedback): harassment variables unclear
Hi there,
I want to create descriptive statistics on the most common places to be insulted due to age. However, i...
Ellen Gray
11:23 AM Support #1726: BHPS and Understanding Society - weights
Maria,
This should answer your question:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xwrIdUmxts
and https://www.understandi...
Olena Kaminska

07/14/2022

05:05 PM Support #1726 (In Progress): BHPS and Understanding Society - weights
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Annette Pasotti
11:42 AM Support #1725 (Feedback): Variable for region of work?
Thank you for your email.
Currently there is no work location variable available.
As the (ONS) SRS is a secure ...
Annette Pasotti

07/13/2022

05:58 PM Support #1726 (Feedback): BHPS and Understanding Society - weights
Hi,
I am using both the BHPS (wave 1-18) and the Understanding Society (wave 1-11) to conduct a descriptive analysis...
Maria Petrillo
01:51 PM Support #1725 (In Progress): Variable for region of work?
Many thanks for your enquiry. The Understanding Society team is looking into it and we will get back to you as soon a... Annette Pasotti
11:57 AM Support #1725 (Resolved): Variable for region of work?
Hello,
I have found a variable for the region where the respondent lives (gor_dv). Is there a similar variable for...
Lucy Manly
11:08 AM Support #1724: Weights and accounting for individual clustering
Excellent, thanks very much for your help.
Catherine
Catherine Bunting
11:07 AM Support #1724: Weights and accounting for individual clustering
And to reply to your earlier question, yes, use longitudinal weight from wave 9. As soon as you use information from ... Olena Kaminska
10:52 AM Support #1724: Weights and accounting for individual clustering
Kind of yes. The answer is more complicated because households are not a longitudinal concept, but I wouldn't worry a... Olena Kaminska

07/12/2022

04:36 PM Support #1724: Weights and accounting for individual clustering
Sorry Olena, one last question - if I use psu as the clustering variable, does that account for clustering by hidp as... Catherine Bunting
03:28 PM Support #1724 (Feedback): Weights and accounting for individual clustering
Annette Pasotti
02:02 PM Support #1724: Weights and accounting for individual clustering
Hi Olena - thanks so much for the speedy reply, that's very helpful.
Just to clarify - if I have a group of indivi...
Catherine Bunting
01:36 PM Support #1724: Weights and accounting for individual clustering
Catherine,
You only need psu as your clustering variable as it is the highest level (pidps are nested within psu),...
Olena Kaminska
11:58 AM Support #1724 (Resolved): Weights and accounting for individual clustering
Hello,
I am carrying out logistic regression to estimate the association between transitioning from unemployment t...
Catherine Bunting

07/11/2022

04:42 PM Support #1723 (Feedback): 'Other qualifications' category in hiqual_dv
Dear Albert.
Thank you for your email.
FOR BHPS WAVES – hiqual_dv “other qualifications” is made from the follo...
Annette Pasotti

07/07/2022

02:58 PM Support #1722 (Feedback): Quick weight to use check for 7 variables
Hi William,
The list of weights looks alright.
Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:49 AM Support #1723 (Resolved): 'Other qualifications' category in hiqual_dv
Hi,
I can't find any information on what exactly 'other qualifications' consists of in your hiqual_dv variable (ht...
Albert Ward

07/06/2022

12:22 PM Support #1722: Quick weight to use check for 7 variables
Hi,
Yes that is correct. Separately for each wave.
Kind regards
Will
William Shufflebottom
12:20 PM Support #1722 (In Progress): Quick weight to use check for 7 variables
Hi William,
Just to double-check - your analysis is cross-sectional, so you will be running the descriptives for t...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:54 AM Support #1721: Random effects analysis and weights (no time*person interaction)
Hi Olena,
Thank you very much, this answers my questions (and thanks for your US work on weighting).
All the be...
Richard Belcher
 

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