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From 02/20/2023 to 03/21/2023

03/21/2023

10:09 PM Support #1880 (In Progress): Smart meter data
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
04:11 PM Support #1880 (Feedback): Smart meter data
Hi
I recently attended a UKHLS event where it was mentioned that Smart Meter data for participants might be made ...
Natalie Bennett
09:15 PM Support #1879 (Feedback): More detailed country of origin
Hi Mark
Another variable is plbornc_all which is the country of birth for those not born in the UK coding a long u...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:38 PM Support #1879 (In Progress): More detailed country of origin
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
02:30 PM Support #1879 (Feedback): More detailed country of origin
Hi,
I am trying to construct a variable of region of origin for those not born in the UK. The variable plbornc has...
Mark Tomlinson
10:07 AM Support #1877 (Feedback): Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Output Area Classification
Hello Lina
The SN7629. Understanding Society: Waves 1-12, 2009-2021: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Output Ar...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:06 AM Support #1878 (Feedback): Census 2011 Output Area Classification Linked Dataset
Hello Lina
The SN7629. Understanding Society: Waves 1-12, 2009-2021: Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Output Ar...
Understanding Society User Support Team
08:52 AM Support #1878 (Feedback): Census 2011 Output Area Classification Linked Dataset
I am planning on requesting the OAC2011 Special License Access to study neighbourhood classification and health.
S...
Lina Böttcher

03/17/2023

11:38 AM Support #1877 (Feedback): Special Licence Access, Census 2011 Output Area Classification
I am planning on requesting the OAC2011 Special License Access to study neighbourhood classification and health.
...
Lina Böttcher

03/16/2023

09:33 AM Support #1874: Issue with religion variable in wave 12
Hi,
I've done some initial checks and I can confirm that the l_oprlg1 variable is incorrect - my provisional diagn...
Understanding Society User Support Team

03/15/2023

12:54 PM Support #1873: Health conditions explanation on website
Hello Laurence,
The information you previously found on the webpage is correct. It is just that we are updating t...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:31 PM Support #1876 (Feedback): benefit claim
Hello Huihui
The Study has a specific benefit module called benefits_w(1 to 12) which has information about unearn...
Understanding Society User Support Team

03/13/2023

11:24 AM Support #1876 (Feedback): benefit claim
Is there a variable measuring whether the interviewer has claimed any benefit from waves 1-10? If not, is there a way... huihui song
10:48 AM Support #1870: Inquiry on the data on place of birth
Hello,
Moreover, for some respondents (the surviving BHPS sample members) you can also get the information on the ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:38 AM Support #1875 (Feedback): jbscoc00
Hello,
The End User Licence version of the data (https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=6...
Understanding Society User Support Team

03/12/2023

03:53 PM Support #1875 (Feedback): jbscoc00
Hi. I would like to use the variable "jbsoc00" for my research. In the dataset documentation, it says that I need Spe... Fergus McCormack

03/10/2023

02:17 PM Support #1874: Issue with religion variable in wave 12
Many thanks Piotr, looking forward to hearing what you find Laurence O'Brien
02:01 PM Support #1874 (In Progress): Issue with religion variable in wave 12
Hi Laurence,
Thank you for flagging this up, we will look into the issue.
Best wishes,
Piotr
UKHLS User Support
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:56 AM Support #1874 (In Progress): Issue with religion variable in wave 12
Hello support forum,
I think there might be an issue with the religion variable (l_oprlg1) in wave 12. I suspect t...
Laurence O'Brien

03/09/2023

04:07 PM Support #1808 (Feedback): nunmpsp_dv variable doesn't seem to aling with employ variable
Hi Michael,
We are terribly sorry that it has taken so long to answer your question.
1) The way you defined th...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:38 PM Support #1870 (Feedback): Inquiry on the data on place of birth
Hello,
Unfortunately, we don't collect this information. We only collect information about the country of birth: h...
Understanding Society User Support Team
03:35 PM Support #1872: Pooling waves for longitudinal analysis
Dear Spencer,
Yes, you are completely right. Both approaches will be correct and should give you similar results. ...
Olena Kaminska

03/08/2023

02:42 PM Support #1872: Pooling waves for longitudinal analysis
P.S. - I should have clarified, I am not using wave 1 in my work. I mention this because in your example there was a ... Spencer Thompson
01:54 PM Support #1872: Pooling waves for longitudinal analysis
Hi Olena,
Thanks, this is really helpful. This is indeed what I was trying to do:
_Alternatively you may be int...
Spencer Thompson
12:26 PM Support #1872: Pooling waves for longitudinal analysis
Dear Spencer,
This should answer your question:
Pooling can be cross-sectional or longitudinal. Theoretically, yo...
Olena Kaminska
12:22 PM Support #1872 (In Progress): Pooling waves for longitudinal analysis
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
10:56 AM Support #1872: Pooling waves for longitudinal analysis
Hi, I think I've figured this out, thanks.
I realised I don't need to change the longitudinal weights since all my o...
Spencer Thompson
12:47 PM Support #1873: Health conditions explanation on website
Thank you very much - the documents are very useful! Can I confirm that the information previously on the website was... Laurence Rowley-Abel
12:21 PM Support #1873 (Feedback): Health conditions explanation on website
We are revising it to add some more information. But here is the beta version.
If any part of this is not clear pl...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:12 PM Support #1873 (Feedback): Health conditions explanation on website
Hi there, previously on the FAQs section of the Understanding Society website, there was a section under "Questions a... Laurence Rowley-Abel
12:24 PM Support #1857 (Feedback): ISCED levels for Main study waves 1 to 12
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:24 PM Support #1867 (Feedback): Significant change between waves - longitudinal weight
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:23 PM Support #1864 (Feedback): Using survey weights in longitudinal analysis
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:23 PM Support #1865 (Feedback): Changes to USOC wave data downloaded from UK Data Service compared to previous downloads of the waves
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:22 PM Support #1868 (Feedback): Use of weights for analysing job quality in UKHLS, Waves 4, 6, 8 and 10
Understanding Society User Support Team

03/03/2023

02:43 PM Support #1868: Use of weights for analysing job quality in UKHLS, Waves 4, 6, 8 and 10
Tom,
Yes, sounds like cross-sectional weight will be suitable. After wave 6 it will be 'ui' instead of 'ub'.
You ...
Olena Kaminska
02:12 PM Support #1868: Use of weights for analysing job quality in UKHLS, Waves 4, 6, 8 and 10
Olena,
Many thanks, this is very helpful. However just three clarifications / further queries ...
First, apolog...
Thomas Stephens
12:58 PM Support #1870: Inquiry on the data on place of birth
Understanding Society User Support Team wrote in #note-1:
> Hello,
>
> Can I ask how do you define the place of ...
Xinyu Tao

03/02/2023

04:13 PM Support #1872 (Feedback): Pooling waves for longitudinal analysis
Hello,
I am doing some analysis on informal care. I want to track people's incomes for several years after they st...
Spencer Thompson
03:41 PM Support #1864: Using survey weights in longitudinal analysis
See whether this information may help you:
18. Pooled analysis
You can pool the data however you want. There are ...
Olena Kaminska
03:39 PM Support #1867: Significant change between waves - longitudinal weight
Monica,
No, you can't compare as you describe because such comparison implies data from independent samples. In th...
Olena Kaminska
02:43 PM Support #1868: Use of weights for analysing job quality in UKHLS, Waves 4, 6, 8 and 10
Tom,
Thank you for your questions.
1. Yes, different weights. If you use multiple waves in your analysis (e.g. ...
Olena Kaminska
12:10 PM Support #1870 (In Progress): Inquiry on the data on place of birth
Hello,
Can I ask how do you define the place of birth?
Best wishes,
UKHLS User Support Team
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:42 AM Support #1871 (Feedback): Inquiry on the place of residence
Hello,
In such case they would be treated as living in a new household, whether they would be followed and intervi...
Understanding Society User Support Team

03/01/2023

02:35 PM Support #1863: coding health conditions
Hello Karen if you want to create a variable denoting if someone has a health condition, meaning they still have it w... Understanding Society User Support Team
10:59 AM Support #1871 (Feedback): Inquiry on the place of residence
Dear officer,
I am looking at the data on the place of residence. I have one doubt which makes me a little bit con...
Xinyu Tao
10:40 AM Support #1870 (Feedback): Inquiry on the data on place of birth
Dear officer,
May I get access to the data on individuals' places of birth, and how specific is this geographic lo...
Xinyu Tao

02/28/2023

01:43 PM Support #1869 (Feedback): 2021 calendar data
Hi Matthias,
There is a slight delay and we now hope to release the dataset sometime in May.
Best wishes,
Piot...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:00 AM Support #1869 (Feedback): 2021 calendar data
Hi, do you have any further updates on when the 2021 calendar data will be available? Sorry to be persistnent, but we... Matthias Pierce
01:15 PM Support #1853 (Feedback): Missing Data in Higher Education Codes
Hello,
I am sorry that it has taken so long to get back to you.
The high level of missingness is due to some er...
Understanding Society User Support Team
06:08 AM Support #1863: coding health conditions
Hi Alita,
I thought I might also provide the code below. Tt appears that there is something wrong with this coding ...
Karen Arulsamy

02/27/2023

03:54 PM Support #1863: coding health conditions
Hi Alita,
Is it correct to use the responses in hconds (new entrants) and hcondns (continuing sample members) for...
Karen Arulsamy
02:00 PM Support #1866 (Feedback): Code Creator Beta No longer working
Hello,
The IT team informed us that they fixed the issue, would you be able to check if it works for you now, plea...
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/25/2023

04:00 PM Support #1868 (Feedback): Use of weights for analysing job quality in UKHLS, Waves 4, 6, 8 and 10
Good afternoon,
I have a few questions about the weights to use for some analysis of job quality which I'm carryin...
Thomas Stephens

02/24/2023

02:17 PM Support #1865: Changes to USOC wave data downloaded from UK Data Service compared to previous downloads of the waves
Dear William,
Your observation is completely correct. We have taken ub_xw weight out from after wave 6 and have ma...
Olena Kaminska
08:47 AM Support #1865 (In Progress): Changes to USOC wave data downloaded from UK Data Service compared to previous downloads of the 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
11:58 AM Support #1866 (In Progress): Code Creator Beta No longer working
Hello,
We are very sorry about that. I have informed our web team and asked them to look into this.
Best wishes...
Understanding Society User Support Team
09:38 AM Support #1866 (Feedback): Code Creator Beta No longer working
Hello,
The code creator beta tool is no longer working and I receive the following error message:
Error: call to...
Scarlett Scott
11:54 AM Support #1857: ISCED levels for Main study waves 1 to 12
Hello,
To be able to provide ISCED classification, we had to collect additional information which was done in Wave...
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:24 AM Support #1867 (In Progress): Significant change between waves - longitudinal weight
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
09:45 AM Support #1867 (Feedback): Significant change between waves - longitudinal weight
Hello,
I am comparing variable trcarfq across waves 8, 10 and 12. I have applied a longitudinal weight and have r...
Monica Li
08:44 AM Support #1864 (In Progress): Using survey weights in longitudinal analysis
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
08:43 AM Support #1861: Job tenure variable in Understanding Society
Sorry I should have been clearer, after the next job information if current spell not reached the employment loop sta... Understanding Society User Support Team

02/23/2023

04:42 PM Support #1865 (Feedback): Changes to USOC wave data downloaded from UK Data Service compared to previous downloads of the waves
Hi,
QUESTIONS
Q1: indscub_xw weight from wave 6 of USOC is present in our historical download of the wave 6 dat...
William Shufflebottom
03:34 PM Support #1864 (Feedback): Using survey weights in longitudinal analysis
I am using Waves 7, 9 and 11 to conduct longitudinal analyses on changes in fruit and vegetable intake with age. I am... Tanya Braune
02:51 PM Support #1861: Job tenure variable in Understanding Society
Ah I see, I didn't know about those variables but that's very helpful - thanks! When you say the nxtjbend questions l... Laurence O'Brien
02:05 PM Support #1861: Job tenure variable in Understanding Society
If they were continuously employed and changed jobs then the end date of each job is recorded in jbendd/m/y4 & then i... Understanding Society User Support Team
01:37 PM Support #1861: Job tenure variable in Understanding Society
Hi Alita,
I understand you use dependent interviewing. It makes sense not to ask these questions to people who are...
Laurence O'Brien
10:35 AM Support #1861 (Feedback): Job tenure variable in Understanding Society
As we use dependent interviewing, if someone is in the same job they are not asked these types of questions about the... Understanding Society User Support Team
01:08 PM Support #1859: sample size loss due to weighting
Caroline,
As you describe it, you are using a longitudinal analysis with information from wave 6 and one or more o...
Olena Kaminska
12:31 PM Support #1859: sample size loss due to weighting
Dear Olena,
with pooled analysis I mean that my sample consists of individuals that have responded in wave 3, 4, ...
Caroline Kienast von Einem
10:37 AM Support #1859 (Feedback): sample size loss due to weighting
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:35 PM Support #1863 (Feedback): coding health conditions
hello Karen,
You are right the health conditions quesitons have changed. I am attaching two files that we have pre...
Understanding Society User Support Team
12:30 PM Support #1863 (Feedback): coding health conditions
Hi there,
I am analyzing data from Waves 7,9 and 11 of UKHLS and would like to create a variable to denote if someon...
Karen Arulsamy
11:16 AM Support #1820 (Resolved): Cross-sectional vs longitudinal weights
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:02 AM Support #1839 (In Progress): Combining individual level files across waves with different variables into a long format.
Understanding Society User Support Team
11:02 AM Support #1839 (Feedback): Combining individual level files across waves with different variables into a long format.
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:52 AM Support #1857 (In Progress): ISCED levels for Main study waves 1 to 12
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
10:41 AM Support #1858 (Feedback): Inquiry on the Youth files in BHPS
Hello,
Q: "I found no region of government indicator in the * *_youth files in BHPS. To solve this issue, I used t...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:37 AM Support #1860 (Feedback): household income special licence variables
Hello,
Please take a look at the section of our user guide that details the income variables that we provided and ...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:34 AM Support #1862: Welsh Language
But if you are interested in specific questions, you can either do a search across the questionnaires, or search usin... Understanding Society User Support Team
10:33 AM Support #1862 (Feedback): Welsh Language
Hello,
While there are some core questions that are asked every wave, these are not provided as a separate module,...
Understanding Society User Support Team
10:30 AM Support #1852 (Feedback): Select the correct weighting values
Understanding Society User Support Team

02/22/2023

02:13 PM Support #1859: sample size loss due to weighting
Caroline,
Thank you for your question. When you mention pooled analysis, do you mean using data cross-sectionally ...
Olena Kaminska
11:16 AM Support #1862 (Feedback): Welsh Language
Is their a core module where their is a list of questions which is asked at the start of each participants participat... Joshua Parry

02/21/2023

02:44 PM Support #1861 (In Progress): Job tenure variable in Understanding Society
Understanding Society User Support Team
02:43 PM Support #1861: Job tenure variable in 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... Understanding Society User Support Team
12:13 PM Support #1861 (Feedback): Job tenure variable in Understanding Society
Hi, I would like to work out how long someone has been working for their current employer for in Understanding Societ... Laurence O'Brien
02:42 PM Support #1860 (In Progress): household income special licence variables
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
02:42 PM Support #1859 (In Progress): sample size loss due to 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
02:39 PM Support #1858 (In Progress): Inquiry on the Youth files 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... Understanding Society User Support Team

02/20/2023

02:45 PM Support #1860 (Feedback): household income special licence variables
Hi,
Hoping to get some clarity on one of the UKHLS variables and get an idea what it adds. We will be using UKHLS...
Sam Khavandi
02:26 PM Support #1859 (Feedback): sample size loss due to weighting
Hi,
I am aware that weighting will affect and alter the sample size of the analysis, however, I am working with ...
Caroline Kienast von Einem
 

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