Getting started: An introduction to four British cohort studies

24 Nov 2021
Webinar

This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). If you are a Masters or PhD student, or a researcher in academia or the third sector new to the birth cohorts, this event provides an overview of what’s available and how to get started.

Date

The webinar was recorded live on 24 November 2021

Event platform

Available below and on the CLS Training and support page and CLS YouTube Channel

Seminar details

The birth cohorts are a powerful resource for addressing a wide range of scientific questions in various social, health, political and geographical sciences. The data are freely available for students, academics and organisations for non-commercial use to download from the UK Data Service.

This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS). Watch to learn about the birth cohorts, the types of information available, possible research topics, and potential methods of data analysis.

Suitable for Masters or PhD student interested in using the cohorts for a dissertation or thesis, or a researcher in academia or the third sector new to the birth cohorts, this event gives an overview of how to access and get started using the data in:

This webinar will be valuable to students, academics and third sector researchers or practitioners who:

  • Are new to the birth cohorts
  • Want an overview of the type of research topics that the data could offer
  • Are interested in finding out about the types of analysis that can be performed with the data
  • Are thinking of using the cohorts in their work or dissertations, and want to know how to access and get started handling the data
  • Have specific questions about (how to use) the birth cohorts

Part 1) Introduction
What are birth cohorts?
Overview of the NCDS, BCS70, Next Steps and MCS
Type of information collected

Part 2) Content by ‘subject area’
Physical health
Mental health
Family and relationships
Education
Economics
Social care

Part 3) Overview of the type of analysis
Confounder control
Repeated measures
Cross-cohort analysis

Part 4) Getting started with the data
Access
Data protocols, structure and merging
Study design and weights
Dealing with attrition
Where to go for more information

View the webinar recording and slides on the Training and support page.

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