This webinar gives first-time users an insight into four internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).
This webinar took place on Tuesday 29 November 2022.
About the event
These cohort studies 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 ). Attend 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 students interested in using the cohorts for a dissertation or thesis, as well as researchers in academia or the third sector new to the cohort studies, 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:
Part 1) Introduction
What are birth cohort studies?
Overview of NCDS, BCS70, Next Steps and MCS
Type of information collected
Part 2) Content by ‘subject area’
Family and relationships
Part 3) Overview of the type of analysis
Part 4) Getting started with the data
Accessing the data
Data protocols, structure and merging
Study design and weights
Dealing with attrition
Where to go for more information
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