New data from the Millennium Cohort Study: Time use diaries and accelerometry at Age 14

12 Jun 2018

This webinar introduced users to the new MCS6 (Age 14) time use diary and accelerometry data deposit. The recording and slides from this webinar are available to view on this page.

About the webinar

As part of the MCS6 (age 14) survey, cohort members were asked to wear an activity monitor and to complete time use diaries. These data, newly available to download from the UK Data Service, offer unique and detailed insights into patterns of daily activity amongst 14-year olds in the UK today, and are an unparalleled resource for a variety of research questions. This webinar focused on the collection, content and structure of these newly-available data.   

The webinar is valuable to those who

  • Are interested in using data from the activity monitors and time use diaries
  • Would like a brief update on the MCS and what’s ahead
  • Have specific questions about the MCS

The timings and areas covered are outlined below:

14:00 – 14:35 Brief introduction, including update on MCS6 data (Dr Emily Gilbert, Survey Manager)

Collection and content of:

  • Activity monitors
  • Time use diaries
  • Q&A

14:35 – 15:00 Data structure and handling (Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou, Data Manager)

  • MCS6 data format and guidance
  • Activity monitor data and merge
  • Time use diary data, restructure and merge
  • Update on MCS data deposits
  • Q&A

15:00 – 15:10 A look ahead (Dr Vanessa Moulton, Research Associate)

  • Update on MCS7, overview, progress and timelines
  • Q&A

Watch the webinar

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Vilma Agalioti-Sgompou Research Data Manager

Phone: 020 7911 5311

Vilma’s main responsibility is to manage the data of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). The specific tasks vary from handling the data with different types of software to preparing guides for the data users and responding to users’ data queries about the MCS.

Vanessa Moulton Research Associate

Phone: 020 7612 6288

Vanessa is currently working on the initial findings for the most recent age 14 sweep of the Millennium Cohort Study. She also works on the CLS Cross-Cohort Research Program (CCRP) investigating social mobility, focusing on parental wealth on children’s development and school curriculum on educational transitions. In addition, Vanessa co-coordinates the CLS cohort workshops and webinars.

Her research interests include using longitudinal and secondary data analysis to examine early life course on children’s and adult mental health, educational and socio-economic outcomes.

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