Webinar: Introduction to the 1958 National Child Development Study

24 May 2016
Webinar

This session introduced the study to both first-time and more experienced data users, focusing on the most recent data from the mixed mode age 55 survey. A recording of this webinar can be found below.

 

About the webinar

This session introduced the study to both first-time and more experienced data users, focusing on the most recent data from the mixed mode age 55 survey.

The webinar covered:

  • Introduction to the 1958 British birth cohort and what’s new in the age 55 survey
  • How to access the data
  • Documentation available
  • About the NCDS sample, including issues of non-response and attrition
  • Using the mixed-mode data from the age 55 survey

The National Child Development Study (NCDS) follows the lives of over 17,000 people born in England, Scotland and Wales in a single week of 1958. Also known as the 1958 Birth Cohort Study, it collects information on physical and educational development, economic circumstances, employment, family life, health behaviour, wellbeing, social participation and attitudes.

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Speaker biographies

Brian Dodgeon Research Fellow

Phone: 020 7612 6877
Email: b.dodgeon@ucl.ac.uk

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.

Matt Brown Senior Survey Manager

Phone: 020 7911 5325
Email: matt.brown@ucl.ac.uk

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.

Tarek Mostafa

View Tarek’s biography on the OECD website here.

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