Regardless of the theme of your research, every user of LASA data will have to perform several data manipulations. These include the linkage of datafiles on different topics, the linkage of data on one topic but collected in face-to-face interview or by telephone, and the weighting of data in the analyses. Here are general syntaxes that can help you.
- Joining telephone interview data with face-to-face interview data. Click on the document name, download the file (.sps) and unzip using 7z.
Join telephone interview data (ADL) with face-to-face interview data.
Join telephone interview job data with face-to-face interview data.
- Weighting of data in the analysis (txt-file containing annotated SPSS-code).
Another useful document is the description of the wave-to-wave mortality, which compares the mortality in LASA with that in the Dutch population and supports the near-representativeness of the LASA-cohorts regarding mortality (pdf, this document will be updated in the near future). See also topic about mortality.