Introduction to the 1958 and 1970 British Cohort Study

21 Mar 2018

This webinar introduced the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study to both first-time and more experienced users. It focused particularly on wellbeing measures available in each study. A recording of this webinar is available to view below.

About the webinar

Split into four main sessions, the webinar covered:

Introductions to NCDS and BCS70

  • Study design, sweeps and sample
  • Accessing the data
  • Documentation
  • Missing data

What’s new in BCS70 and NCDS?

Wellbeing measures in BCS70 and NCDS

  • Overview of wellbeing measures in the CLS cohort studies
  • Examples of how the wellbeing measures have been used in previous research


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Matt Brown Senior Survey Manager

Phone: 020 7911 5325

Matt is a Senior Survey Manager for our NCDS and BCS70 cohort studies. Matt’s role involves being responsible for the day-to-day management of these studies, designing and developing data collection strategies and questionnaires, and working with fieldwork contractors to ensure successful delivery of the projects.

His research interests are in survey methodology, particularly in relation to the design and implementation of longitudinal surveys.

Brian Dodgeon Research Fellow

Phone: 020 7612 6877

At CLS, Brian works in the Cross-Cohort research programme (CCRP), the CLS Missing Data Project, and the Cohort Studies User Support Programme, specialising in the NCDS and BCS70 cohorts.

His specialist areas of research and methodology are: changing socio-economic indicators; predictors of well-being over the life course; cognition & social capital; education and fertility; clustering of risk behaviours; and dealing with missing data.

Martina Narayanan Research Fellow

Phone: 020 7612 6646

Martina contributes to several CLS research projects. At the moment, her main responsibilities cover the data preparation, analysis, and dissemination of findings for the “What Works for Wellbeing” and the “Using New Technologies for Qualitative Data” research programmes.

Martina’s general research interests include mental health and wellbeing over the life course, intergenerational associations and longitudinal data analysis.

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