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Cambodia DHS2014 - Perception of physical punishment on children [message #9271] Tue, 01 March 2016 23:07 Go to next message
Tola is currently offline  Tola
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Dear DHS,

I am a new user of DHS dataset. And, I am using Cambodia DHS2014 dataset for my master thesis.
I am very new to research as well. Thus, I really need a lot help in using this data.

The purpose of the study is to identify the factors influenced parents's perception on physical punishment of children.
Perception of parents in hitting their children(Women's Q: Variable S827A-E ; Man's Q: Variable SM615a-E)

The following are some questions I need your help:
- Do I have to use the sample wight?
- Since the subject of study are parents, I need only the samples who have at least one child.
Can I use (in SPSS) variable filter(e.g: V201>=1 for women with at least one child)?
- Last but not least, is that anyway that I match the couple( if a woman and a man are husband and wife)?
And, is there anyway that I can identity the number of the children they have?

I apologize if it sounds confusing. I have attached my research proposal, in case my above explanation is not clear.
Thanks for your consideration and looking forward for your response.

Tola Seng
Re: Cambodia DHS2014 - Perception of physical punishment on children [message #9436 is a reply to message #9271] Mon, 28 March 2016 09:59 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

Your research proposal is interesting and I'm glad to see that you are using the Cambodia 2014 data on child discipline. Yes, you should always use the weights. Yes, v201>=1 will give the women who have had 1 or more children. The husbands and wives are already matched in the CR file, which is a merge of the IR and MR files. In that file, v201 will be the number of children that the woman had and mv201 will be the number of children that the man had. They are usually, but not always, the same.
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