Our research


We undertake multidisciplinary research on issues that affect all our lives: child development, education, social mobility, health and wellbeing, families and family life, and ageing. We also conduct research into survey methods, and applied statistical methods.

Our applied statistical methods programme specialises in methods for dealing with attrition, causal identification, and data harmonisation.

Our research helps tackle some of the key challenges we face in our society today.

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Survey methodology

Here you can find out more about our key areas of survey methods research.


Children’s time-use diaries: promoting research, sharing best practice and evaluating innovations in data collection internationally

This project aimed to optimise the design and coverage of the MCS age 14 time-use diary so as to maximise benefit to the research community and minimise non-response due to respondent burden.


Linking cohort study data to administrative records: the challenges of consent and coverage

Using linked data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), this project examined patterns of non-consent and non-coverage, and identified weighting and imputation techniques that can adjust for biases.

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Centre for Longitudinal Studies
UCL Social Research Institute

20 Bedford Way
London WC1H 0AL

Email: clsfeedback@ucl.ac.uk