This is a CLOSER symposium at the Research Methods Festival 2016.
At the Research Methods Festival 2016, CLOSER will have an exhibition stand and live demonstrations of CLOSER Discovery, an online resource that enables researchers to search the contents of eight leading UK longitudinal studies.
This session focuses upon the value of comparing data from different longitudinal studies, or different waves of the same study, and the challenges involved.
Presentations 1&2 describe CLOSER-funded projects that have compared data from a number of different UK cohort studies via retrospective harmonisation of key measures. Key learning from these projects will be described.
Presentations 3&4 describe two new CLOSER resources aimed at helping researchers who are interested in cross-study or cross-wave comparisons. Presentation 4 will also be relevant to anyone with an interest in the content of different longitudinal studies.
The level of the session is: Accessible
|Presentation title:||Harmonising measures of body size|
|Presenter:||Professor Rebecca Hardy (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing )|
|Presentation title:||Harmonising measures of socio-economic status|
|Presenter:||Dr Claire Crawford (University of Warwick and Institute of Fiscal Studies)|
|Presentation title:||A schools database and linkage to longitudinal data|
|Presenter:||Dr Bilal Nasim (UCL Institute of Education )|
|Presentation title:||Using CLOSER Discovery to find content across different longitudinal studies|
|Presenter:||Ms Gemma Seabrook (UCL Institute of Education)|