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Error Message when Extracting Data [message #24035] Mon, 07 February 2022 13:57 Go to next message
kristenthrower is currently offline  kristenthrower
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Registered: February 2022
Good afternoon,

I'm currently taking a course in which we are doing a semester long research project using data from the IPUMS DHS interface. I have requested access to survey datasets for the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I was approved for this, but while trying to extract the data, I received an error message saying I did not have access to the samples and/or variables I selected. I've attached my authorization letter for the DRC, the error message I've received, and a screenshot of the variables I am requesting. Could someone perhaps explain why it is not allowing me to access it?

Thank you for your time and feedback.
Re: Error Message when Extracting Data [message #24246 is a reply to message #24035] Mon, 28 March 2022 17:40 Go to previous message
boyle014 is currently offline  boyle014
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Registered: December 2015
Location: Minneapolis
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Dear Kristen,

Do the two samples appear in green on the Samples page after you have logged into IPUMS DHS? If not, that suggests that you did not actually receive permission to use those samples. We would suggest emailing the data archivist at The DHS Program about this. The email is:

Hope that helps!

Professor Elizabeth Boyle
Sociology & Law, University of Minnesota, USA
Principal Investigator, IPUMS-DHS
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