psidsheet2 - PADP 8130 Fertig Spring 2012 UGA Downloading...

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Unformatted text preview: PADP 8130 Fertig Spring 2012 UGA Downloading PSID Data without using the Data Center 1. Go to PSID website: Click on the “Data” tab. Under public use, choose “Main Interview”. Click on the download button in the family row and 09 column. This will give you all variables on all observations in the 2009 PSID family interview. 2. Open up the do file ( Replace [path] with the correct information. At the bottom of the file, add a line keeping the variables you want. Something like this: Keep ER42002 ER42017 etc. Picking the list to keep can be tough. You can skim the label commands in this do file to help. Or you can take the last do file you got from using the data center and keep those variables in that do file. 3. The last line of your do file should save the datafile with a new name. The benefit of this approach over the data center is that if you want one more variable from the family file, you don’t have do it all over again. All you have to do is add the extra variable to the keep command and run the do file again. The drawback of this approach is that it is complicated to merge files if you want to add some variables from another year or from the Child Development Supplement. I can show you how to do it, but it is extra work. ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2012 for the course PADP 8130 taught by Professor Fertig during the Spring '12 term at LSU.

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