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|Title:||ADDResponse: European Social Survey Round 6 (UK) Plus Auxiliary Data, 2010-2014: Secure Access|
|Depositor:||Butt, S., City, University of London|
Butt, S., City, University of London
Fitzgerald, R., City, University of London
Economic and Social Research Council
|Other acknowledgements:||The dataset contains small-area statistics produced by government departments (Office for National Statistics, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Education, Home Office, Department for Communities and Local Government, The Scottish Government, Stats Wales, Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency). Additional small-area estimates were provided by the Local Elections Centre, University of Plymouth and the BBC Big Personality Test 2009-2011 (UK Data Archive SN 7656).|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The ADDResponse study appended geocoded auxiliary data from a range of different sources to UK data from Round 6 of the European Social Survey (ESS, UK Data Archive SN 4732), a methodologically rigorous general population survey of public attitudes and opinion. The ADDResponse dataset was used to explore survey nonresponse – arguably one of the major challenges facing social research today. As non-respondents may be very different from respondents, nonresponse can introduce significant bias into the conclusions drawn from survey data and there is a pressing need, therefore, to understand more about the extent and sources of nonresponse bias. This requires having information about both respondents and non-respondents. In the absence of interview data being available for non-respondents, this information must be obtained from other, external, sources.
The ADDResponse project explored the opportunities that exist for matching external data from three different sources of survey data: small-area administrative data; commercial marketing data and geocoded information from the Ordnance Survey. Each data source was evaluated in terms of: what information it can provide which may be matched to the survey records of respondents and non-respondents; the accuracy and completeness of this information; and the challenges that matching data presents in terms of the increased risk of individuals or households being identified from the combination of data held about them. ADDResponse focused on the usefulness of these data for nonresponse modelling and adjustment. However, the same data sources may also be useful for substantive analysis, exploring the effect of local context on attitudes and behaviour.
Further information about the ADDResponse project and the ESS is provided in the ADDResponse and the European Social Survey websites.
This study includes the following data files for ESS respondents only:
|Time period:||01 January 2010 - 31 March 2014 - Appended auxiliary data cover different time points within this range, depending on the source|
|Dates of fieldwork:||01 September 2012 - 28 February 2013 - ESS fieldwork was carried out in this period|
Super Output Areas (Lower Layer)
Super Output Areas (Middle Layer)
Local Authority Districts
Wards (Census Area Statistics)
British National Grid
Administrative units (geographical/political)
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
The ESS survey data consist of a nationally representative sample of adults aged 15 and over and resident in private households in the UK; the small-area data are population statistics for the UK and/or its constituent countries.
Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Multi-stage stratified random sample; Volunteer sample
No sampling (total universe)
ESS survey data were collected via a multi-stage stratified random sample; ONS wellbeing data were collected via the face to face Annual Population Survey, a multi-stage stratified random sample; data from the BBC Big Personality Test were collected via an opt-in internet survey; appended small-area data include population statistics.
|Number of units:||2,286 individuals|
|Method of data collection:||
Compilation or synthesis of existing data
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See www.europeansocialsurvey.org for details.|
See list supplied in document: "8066_data_sources_used_in_constructing_addresponse.pdf"
|AGE||ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ACT||APARTMENTS|
|CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CARS||CHILDREN|
|CRIMINAL DAMAGE||DEMOCRACY||DEMONSTRATIONS (PROTESTS)|
|ECONOMIC ACTIVITY||EDUCATIONAL ATTENDANCE||EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|ELECTION RESULTS||ELECTION TURNOUT||ELECTORAL VOTING|
|ELECTRICAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION||EMPLOYEES||EMPLOYMENT HISTORY|
|EMPLOYMENT||ETHNIC GROUPS||FATHER'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|FATHER'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||FATHER'S OCCUPATION||FATHER'S PLACE OF BIRTH|
|HOURS OF WORK||HOUSEHOLDS||HOUSING CONDITIONS|
|INTERPERSONAL TRUST||INTERVIEWS (DATA COLLECTION)||JOB SATISFACTION|
|JOB SEEKER'S ALLOWANCE||LOCAL GOVERNMENT||MARITAL STATUS|
|MARRIED||MOTHER TONGUE||MOTHER'S ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|MOTHER'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||MOTHER'S OCCUPATION||MOTHER'S PLACE OF BIRTH|
|OCCUPATIONS||ONE-PARENT FAMILIES||PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT|
|PERSONALITY TRAITS||PETITIONING||PLACE OF BIRTH|
|POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE||POLITICAL ATTITUDES||POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR|
|POLITICS||POPULATION DENSITY||PROPERTY, OWNERSHIP AND TENURE|
|RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION||RELIGIOUS ATTENDANCE||RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOUR|
|SEXUAL OFFENCES||SINGLE OCCUPANCY HOUSEHOLDS||SOCIAL ACTIVITIES (LEISURE)|
|SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE||SOCIAL PROTEST||SPOUSE'S EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND|
|SPOUSE'S OCCUPATION||STUDENTS||SUPERVISORY STATUS|
|TELEVISION VIEWING||TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP||TRUST IN GOVERNMENT|
|VOLUNTARY WORK||WORKING CONDITIONS|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||14 October 2016|
|Copyright:||Crown Copyright under Open Government Licence held jointly with City, University of London, British Broadcasting Corporation and University of Cambridge, Local Elections Centre University of Plymouth, and Economic and Social Research Council. Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland.|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|ADDResponse Variable Listing||8066_addresponse_variable_listing.xlsx||81|
|UK Data Archive Data Dictionaries||8066allfiles_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf||1455|
|Data Sources Used In Constructing ADDResponse Dataset||8066_data_sources_used_in_constructing_addresponse.pdf||435|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_8066_Information.htm||7|
By principal investigator(s):
Butt, S. and Lahtinen, K. (2016) ADDResponse: auxiliary data driven nonresponse bias analysis. Technical report on appending geocoded auxiliary data to Round 6 of European Social Survey (UK).
Resulting from secondary analysis: