This workshop will introduce the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70), focusing on the newly available data from the surveys carried out in 2008 when the study members were aged 50 and 38 years respectively. The taught component of the workshop includes presentations on: survey design, data coverage and methodology; patterns of attrition; using the data dictionaries; and accessing the data. The hands-on component provides participants with the opportunity to carry out SPSS or Stata analyses using sub-sets of NCDS and BCS70 data, with support from members of the CLS cohort studies team.
This event is designed for new and intending users of data from the studies. It is jointly organised and delivered by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) at the Institute of Education, University of London, who are responsible for the studies; and the UK Data Service at the University of Essex, who make data from the studies available for research. The workshop is hosted by the Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) at the University of Edinburgh.
For further details and to book a place: Please visit the ESDS website