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Questionnaire DHS 2104 and dataset EGIR61FL: matching questions and varibales [message #12047] Thu, 23 March 2017 04:38 Go to next message
egyptelkiki is currently offline  egyptelkiki
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Dear all,

Where can I find the specifications of the variables from the dataset of Egypt 2014 (EGIR61FL)?
I am currently searching for the questions used, but I do not see that the questions from the questionnaire (final report Egypt DHS 2014) are in accordance with the variables in the dataset. I used the document ''Individual Recode Documentation Egypt (DHSVI) Version 1 Doc 01 EG6''but I still did not find out.

For example, variable v714, which question is used for this variable? Is it question 814 from the questionnaire? And s12 is that question 808 from questionnaire? I do not see a pattern.

Thank you in advance.

Re: Questionnaire DHS 2104 and dataset EGIR61FL: matching questions and varibales [message #12048 is a reply to message #12047] Thu, 23 March 2017 08:26 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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You are working with a standard recode data, and as a result, the numbers in the questionnaires will not match the variable names in the datasets. In order for the datasets to be as similar as possible across all surveys, DHS generates "standard recode" datasets, which contain the same data as the raw datasets, but in a standardized format. In the "standard recode" datasets, the variable names and definitions are, wherever possible, consistent across all surveys. However, each survey is different, with questions that diverge from the standard. These questions are included in the standard recode datasets, either as computed standard variables or as variables that are specific to that survey. For country specific questions, the variables are generally named and coded in the same way as they were on the questionnaire. The variable will have a leading "SH" if the question was asked at the household level, a leading "S" if asked at the women's level, and a leading "SM" if asked at the men's level.

The process of recoding involves consistency checking and comparisons between the standard recode and raw datasets. For more information, please reference the questionnaires (found in the appendix of the final report), the description of the recode data in the recode manual, the step-by-step introduction to analyzing DHS data, the Data Tools and Manuals, and the country specific documentation (within the .zip file you downloaded).
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