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A report showing data for earnings from work, income from family and friends, student spending, savings, borrowing and debts for September 2011 to August 2012.

Student income and expenditure survey amendment notice

The research teams of DfE and Welsh Government are notifying the reader of methodological considerations in the data analysis of the Student Income and Expenditure Survey.

Many of the variables used in the survey have a positively skewed distribution. In these cases, when reading the report, the reader is advised that the median average is a more useful measure of central tendency than the mean average.

In relation to the regression models used in the report, readers are advised that the predictive power of the regression models has not been assessed. Results give indications about the association of each independent variable with the dependent variable, controlling for the other variables in the model, but should not be used to calculate fitted probabilities.

Plans for future analysis are currently being considered. Results of any future analysis will be made publicly available at the earliest opportunity.

The value of the raw data is not affected and can be accessed by accredited researchers in the ONS Secure Research Service

All parties / authors have agreed with this statement.

This report was originally published on our old website. There is no accompanying text due to this not being available for past reports on the old site.


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