Hosted by Cardiff University, this workshop will give 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.
About the event
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?
This workshop will give 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):
- 1958 National Child Development Study;
- 1970 British Cohort Study;
- Millennium Cohort Study;
- Next Steps (previously known as the Longitudinal Study of Young People in England).
Delegates will be given an introduction to each of the cohort studies as well as further information on how to access and use them. There will also be updates about recent developments in each of the studies, including upcoming new data releases.
The session will feature guest speakers who will discuss their use of cohort data across a range of topics such as the role of grandparents, social participation in adulthood, and children’s wellbeing.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research ideas, gain advice and ask questions over a networking lunch.
- Dr David Bann (Lecturer and Co-Investigator of NCDS, Centre for Longitudinal Studies)
- Dr Morag Henderson (Co-Investigator of Next Steps, Centre for Longitudinal Studies)
- Dr Vanessa Moulton (Research Associate, Centre for Longitudinal Studies)
- Dr Ceryn Evans (Lecturer, Cardiff University)
Provisional programme outline
10:35 Introduction to the cohort studies
Dr David Bann, Dr Morag Henderson, Dr Vanessa Moulton
11:35 Break and cohort Q&A
12:00 Interdisciplinary research examples:
- Using secondary qualitative data and the National Child Development Study (NCDS) to explore civic participation in adults
Dr Ceryn Evans
- From adolescence to early adulthood: longitudinal analysis of probable mental ill health
Dr Morag Henderson
- Title TBC
13:00 Lunch and research ideas discussion
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