Longitudinal data across life: an introduction to cohort data, and its uses in social and health research

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Workshop

This workshop gave both first-time and more experienced data users an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS).

Longitudinal data are a powerful resource for addressing a wide range of scientific questions in various social, health, political and geographical sciences.

For example, what determines health across life? How has social mobility changed? What determines voting preferences?

Led by CLS researchers – David Bann, Brian Dodgeon and Vanessa Moulton – this workshop gave delegates an insight into four of the UK’s internationally-renowned cohort studies run by the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS):

Delegates were given an introduction to each of the cohort studies and further information on how to access and use their data. There were also updates about recent developments in each of the studies, including upcoming new data releases.

The workshop was run by staff from CLS, which is based at the Department of Social Science, UCL Institute of Education and featured guest speakers, who discussed their use of the cohort data across a range of disciplines.

Visit the Centre for Longitudinal Studies website to access resources from this workshop.