Webinar: Key data: Longitudinal data

29 March 2017
Online, 15.00 - 16.00

This introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the wide range of longitudinal datasets available via the UK Data Service. The Service provides access to various types of longitudinal data. One of these are the British Birth Cohort Studies (e.g. the National Child Development Study 1958 and The Millennium Cohort Study) which follow the same group of children born in a specific year throughout their lives, tracking changes and unravelling the reasons behind them. Another type is the successor of BHPS, Understanding Society, an innovative and world-leading study about lives and its changes in the UK in the 21st century. And finally, there are other studies such as the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing focusing on later life, following certain age cohorts and shedding light on their specific experiences over time.

Most of these studies can be downloaded after a short registration. They are extremely rich data sources for high impact and policy relevant research. Further, subsamples of some of these datasets are available for teaching purposes.

The webinar will cover:

• the key features of longitudinal surveys
• an outline of the key longitudinal/cohort studies we hold and the policy relevance of the information they contain
• access information and how to get further help and support

The webinar will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes for questions.

Level: Introductory
Experience/knowledge required: None
Target audience: Researchers/anyone interested in longitudinal data


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