Here you will find all the documentation for our four studies. This includes survey questionnaires, interviewer instructions, showcards, technical reports, survey reports, and derived variables. For more information, take a look at our guide to the different documentation types.
This document accompanies the deposit of the NCDS Response and Deaths dataset at the UK Data Service in March 2015.
User Guide for the 2013 follow-up to NCDS when participants were age 55
This report explores the potential in harmonising elements of a prospective birth cohort study (NCDS) and a panel study of older people that includes a retrospective life history module (ELSA).
Guide to additional variables deposited for NCDS PMS in 2014
Technical Report for the Age 55 sweep of NCDS
Paper representation of the CATI and CAWI interviews conducted for the age 55 sweep of NCDS
This document draws together information available on the Bristol Social Adjustment Guides (BSAG) – key measures of behaviour that were gathered for members of the National Child Development Study.
This document draws together information available on the key measures of ability that were gathered from members of the National Child Development Study (NCDS) during the three surveys carried out during the school years of the birth cohort.
Review of the ethical practices throughout NCDS
Final version of the dataset userguide for NCDS age 50 sweep