The first IHS data set was published in October 2010. There are currently no thematic guides linked directly to the IHS. The following guides provide information about some of the individual IHS survey modules and subject areas.
Employment and the labour market introductory user guide
An introductory guide to using the large-scale government surveys for employment and labour market research. It provides an overview of data sources with hyperlinks to various documents available on the web.
Health introductory guide
An introductory guide to using the large-scale government surveys for health research. It provides an overview of data sources with hyperlinks to various documents available on the web.
Introductory Guide to the Expenditure and Food Survey
This guide is designed to pull together essential information about the Expenditure and Food Survey deposited by both the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Although the guide draws heavily on pre-existing documentation it is intended to supplement rather than replace the user guides produced by the Office for National Statistics, which should be considered definitive. Users should therefore consult the user guides before using the data.
Analysis of the LFS using STATA
An introductory user guide to the statistical package STATA, which uses the 2002 Labour Force Survey to demonstrate STATA functions.
Weighting the Social Surveys
This document is based upon the proceedings of the Weighting the Social Surveys event held by CCSR at the Royal Statistical Society on Friday 12 March 2004.
Introduction to Complex Sample Design in UK Government Surveys
This introductory guide provides an overview of the survey design features of the large-scale government datasets. It also provides information on analysing complex samples using Stata. Focussing on design-based approaches, practical examples are given using the Health Survey for England (HSE).
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