Longitudinal data for ethnicity & migration research in the UK: Understanding Society and the Millennium Cohort Study

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This webinar showcased the different longitudinal data available for researchers wanting to conduct ethnicity and migration research. A recording of the webinar and presentation slides can be accessed below.

About the webinar

This webinar is for those who want to do research on ethnicity and migration related issues and are particularly interested in longitudinal analysis.

This webinar will focus on two longitudinal surveys in UK, Understanding Society and the Millennium Cohort Study, which are particularly suited for this purpose.

This webinar will (i) give an overview of the two surveys and the special features that allow longitudinal research on ethnicity and migration issues (ii) discuss some key research on these topics using these datasets.

The session featured presentations from Professor Emla Fitzsimons (UCL) and Dr. Alita Nandi (ISER, University of Essex).

The webinar series was the result of a collaboration between a number of ESRC-funded resource centres working together to promote the value and use of social science data. The collaboration is made up of several organisations including: CeLSIUS, NILS_RSU, SLS-DSU, CLOSER, Understanding Society, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), the UK Data Service, the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), and the three ESRC funded big data centres; the Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC), the ESRC Business and Local Government Data Research Centre (BLG) and Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC).

About the webinar series

In March 2019, the ESRC’s funded data resources ran a series of collaborative webinars highlighting the wide range of data sources ready and waiting to be explored and utilised by researchers and academics. Split into four separate sessions, each focusing on a different research topic, the series aimed to help novice as well as experienced data users discover new data sources that could aid their own investigations. The research topics featured were:

Each hour long webinar consisted of 2-3 presentations from expert researchers, examples of how different data sources have been used in real research case studies, as well as time set aside for participants to pose questions and ask our presenters for advice.