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Webinar: Data in the spotlight: Longitudinal data

15 Oct 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Data skills

Did you know that longitudinal data from major social studies such as the British Birth Cohort Studies, Understanding Society and the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing can be accessed for research? 

The longitudinal studies are extremely rich data sources for high impact and policy relevant research. The British Birth Cohort Studies (e.g. the National Child Development Study 1958 and The Millennium Cohort Study) follow the same group of children born in a specific year throughout their lives, tracking changes and unravelling the reasons behind them. Understanding Society is an innovative and world-leading study about live and its changes in the UK in the 21st century. Finally, there are other studies such as the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing focusing on later life, following certain age cohorts and shedding light on their specific experiences over time. Most of these studies can be downloaded after a short registration. Subsamples of some of these datasets are also available for teaching purposes.

This free introductory webinar is intended for anyone who wants to learn about the wide range of longitudinal datasets available via the UK Data Service.

The webinar will cover:

  • the longitudinal studies available from the UK Data Service
  • the key features of longitudinal surveys and the policy relevance of the information they contain
  • how to access the data and getting further help

The webinar will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes for questions.

Presenter: Beate Lichtwardt

Level: Introductory
Experience/knowledge required: None
Target audience: Researchers/anyone interested in longitudinal data

Recordings of UK Data Service webinars are made available on our YouTube channel and, together with the slides, on our past events pages soon after the webinar has taken place.