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Filling in the gaps to boost evidence on vulnerable children

In this blog, Dr Alison Teyhan explains the advantages of using linked social care records to study vulnerable children in Bristol’s Children of the 90s.

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#Longitudinal: impacting on policy

In this blog, Harry Aagaard Evans of NHS England and Improvement gives his top tips for researches looking to engage with the policy community.

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Five reasons why I liked the ECSR conference

In our latest blog, Bozena Wielgoszewska summarises her ECSR conference experience and showcases some of her highlights from the event.

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How to… do this longitudinal stuff

CLOSER was recently commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council to carry out a review of available training for longitudinal researchers. In this blog, the review’s author, Dr Jane Maddock, reflects on her findings, and her own experience as a developing longitudinal researcher.

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Unlocking the potential of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts

In this CLOSER blog, Prof George B. Ploubidis discusses how data harmonisation can help unlock the potential of mental health measures in the British birth cohorts.

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How metadata can drive new ways of doing research and collecting data

CLOSER’s Technical Lead, Jon Johnson discusses how metadata can help drive new ways of doing research and collecting data.

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A new dawn in evidence informed policy?

In this blog, Rob Davies highlights how new developments in the policy world are helping to feed more scientific evidence into the policy making process.

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Why am I getting old and fat? Age-period-cohort effects

In our latest CLOSER blog, Dr Will Johnson (Lecturer in Human Biology and Epidemiology, Loughborough University) illustrates how longitudinal studies can help us understand age-period-cohort effects.

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Social media and screen-time: To ban or not to ban; that’s probably not the question.

In our latest blog, Rob Davies summarises the Science & Technology Committee’s report on their inquiry into the impact of social media use and screen-time on children’s health.

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CLOSER’s new teaching resource: helping students understand and use longitudinal data analysis

In our latest blog, Dara O’Neill demonstrates how CLOSER’s new teaching resource can help students understand and use longitudinal data analysis.

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