Using geographical data in longitudinal studies: Value, challenges & examples

22 Nov 2016

How do the characteristics of our local neighbourhoods effect our socioeconomic chances, health and wellbeing over the course of our lives? Answers to these questions can be found by linking geographical data – such as levels of local air pollution, quantity of green space, and crime rates – to survey data collected by longitudinal studies. This workshop was hosted by CLOSER.


About the workshop

This workshop covered how data users can use linked geographical data in longitudinal studies to explore innovative new avenues for research.

The event included:

  • presentations on the value of geographical data in cohort studies
  • overviews of the types of data that can be linked to each study and each time period
  • discussions about the challenges of analysing place effects in life course studies using research examples from different disciplines.

It closed with a panel discussion on analytical issues and opportunities for future research.

Workshop resources

Visit the CLOSER website to access the programme and presentation slides here.

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