Welcome to our news and blogs. Here you’ll find the latest developments and insights from across our four longitudinal studies.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has launched a review of the longitudinal studies it funds, to be carried out from 2016-18.
What makes cohort studies so important? CLS Director, Professor Alissa Goodman and Principal Investigator of the 1970 British Cohort Study, Professor Alice Sullivan explain in an IOE London blogpost.
Almost 60 per cent of participants taking part in a pilot phase of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) opted to complete daily activity diaries using a smartphone app.
Almost 80 per cent of Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) parents regularly consented to allow health records of their children to be linked to survey results.
New research from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) has tested how children’s responses to surveys are affected by the way the questions are asked.
Encouraging respondents to contact an interviewer to book their own interview appointment could reduce the cost of longitudinal surveys, new research from the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) suggests. CLS researchers conducted an experiment to test the effectiveness of encouraging survey participants to become ‘early-birds’ by booking an appointment with their interviewer on a date that […]
New methods of collecting DNA using saliva samples could help enhance cohort datasets with valuable biological information, a new study suggests. Researchers at the Institute of Education‘s Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) and Ipsos MORI tested the viability of collecting saliva from 11-year-olds and their natural mothers and fathers. They found that most children and […]
Social media and web surveys have a valid use in large-scale longitudinal studies, argues Lisa Calderwood, Senior Survey Manager at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).
Should large-scale longitudinal surveys – like the cohort studies – embrace web-based tools alongside more traditional methods of data collection?
The Age 42 survey of the 1970 British Cohort Study has now begun. Over the course of the year we hope to speak to more than 9,000 study members for the 9th time.
A new CLS Working Paper examines the implications different methods of collecting and reporting income may have for measuring poverty, by reference to the Millennium Cohort Study income data.
Lisa Calderwood’s new CLS Working Paper looks at how successful we’ve been in locating families who move between successive MCS surveys.
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