Documentation

Document Finder Keyword search for documentation items on this site.
Questionnaires Representations of interviews in "box-and-arrow" format.
Concordance The question concordance is a tool for cross-referencing survey questions by content across time for all biennial interview years. Each record in a retrieval set contains a link to the appropriate codebook section, allowing the user to see data element details (jump instructions, variable description, question text, user notes, and codeframe). For years 1995 and beyond, cross-reference information is available for core and exit interview variables that are appear in multiple waves. Additional concordance information is available through the RAND Survey MetaData Repository, a collection of metadata derived from HRS-type surveys around the globe.
Data Descriptions Information on how to use public release datasets, including details on content, data manipulation techniques, cross-wave merging and other items of interest.
Codebooks Links to online HTML codebooks for biennial and off-year data products.
Content Overview of content by section for each interviewing year (linked to questionnaire).
Modules Module Descriptions: Overview of experimental module content for each interviewing year (linked to questionnaire).
Imputations Information on imputation products currently available to the public.
Survey Design Overview of HRS design and methodology.
Data Alerts Data release errors, omissions, notes, and corrections.
User Guides These documents explain the concepts, measures, and questions in the HRS surveys. They expand upon the information found in codebooks, questionnaires and data descriptions.
Family Data Resources for Analysis of Family Data: Reference materials pertaining to HRS data content related to family issues. Includes direct links to questionnaire areas, codebook content and bibliographic materials, as well as other relevant material.

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