Good morning SuSo Team,

We currently have a question using the “List Question or Question from Roster group” in which interviewer checks household members that meet certain criteria.

Let’s say this question in particular is named s9q20. Hence, the downloaded data will have s9q20__0, s9q20__1 and up to s9q20__n, with n as the potential maximum household roster size.

When observing the data downloaded from the server, we interprete a value such as s9q20__0==6 as the person with the corresponding position in the roster equals to 6 meets the criteria. Similar if we observe s9q20__1=7 and so on.

The issue we are having is that, for some households, we observe values greater than roster size. For example, we observe s9q20__0==8 and s9q20__1==9 , and yet there are only 6 people in the household.

These cases are easy to identify in the sense that if there are less people in the household than the number in the s9q20__# variables, we can check. But we are worried that this could somehow happen for cases where s9q20__# is reporting a number below household size and yet there’s a distortion.

Thanks in advance,

Daniel