User guides to the datasets

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  • User guides can also be found on the surveys and documentation pages for NCDS, BCS70 and MCS.

NCDS user guide: Region variables

Author:   Peter Shepherd, Jon Johnson

Description:  

Date published:   01/11/2006

Date posted:   09/06/2009

BCS70 user guide: Guide to the 2004 datasets

Author:  

Brian Dodgeon, Jane Elliott, Margaret Hancock, Jon Johnson, Samantha Parsons and Peter Shepherd

Description:  

This guide was prepared to accompany the deposit of the NCDS 2004/05 dataset at the UK Data Archive in January 2007.  It gives a comprehensive overview of the survey process and the data itself: the design, instruments, content, fieldwork, timetable, data coding and editing.

Date published:   15/02/2006

Date posted:   15/02/2007

BCS 1986 - Guide to the Head Teacher Questionnaire Dataset

Author:   Brian Dodgeon

Description:  This Guide accompanied the deposit of the BCS70 1986 Head Teacher Questionnaire dataset at the Uk Data Archive in 2005.

Date published:   11/08/2005

Date posted:   01/01/2007

MCS1 - User's Guide to Initial Findings

Author:   Shirley Dex & Heather Joshi

Description:  

A User’s Guide to Initial Findings

Date published:   01/01/2004

Date posted:   20/05/2005

NCDS 37-year Sample Survey - Guide to the Dataset

Author:   Brian Dodgeon and Peter Shepherd

Description:  This is the Guide to the NCDS 37-year Sample Survey dataset, as deposited at the UK Data Archive.

Date published:   01/07/2003

Date posted:   08/06/2005

BCS 21-year Sample Survey - Guide to Dataset

Author:   Sofia Despotidou, Peter Shepherd and Brian Dodgeon

Description:  This is the Guide to the BCS70 21-year Sample Survey dataset deposited at the UK Data Archive.  The version at the Archive contains the questionnaires, tests and assessment showcards as appendices, but for ease of downloading these have been stripped and are available separately from this site.

Date published:   01/07/2003

Date posted:   25/05/2005

NCDS6/BCS 2000 - Guide to the Combined Dataset

Author:   Peter Shepherd

Description:  This is the Guide which accompanied the original deposit of the combined NCDS/BCS70 1999/2000 dataset at the UK Data Archive in June 2001.

Date published:   01/06/2001

Date posted:   27/05/2005

BCS 1996 - Guide to the BCS70 26-year Dataset

Author:   Sophia Despotidou and Peter Shepherd

Description:  This Guide accompanied the deposit of the BCS70 1996 Data at the UK Data Archive.

Date published:   15/06/1996

Date posted:   24/05/2005

BCS 1986 - Guide to the BCS70 16-year Dataset

Author:   Alison Goodman and Neville Butler

Description:  This Guide accompanied the deposit of the BCS70 1986 Data at the UK Data Archive.

Date published:   01/06/1986

Date posted:   24/05/2005

BCS 1980 - Guide to the BCS70 10-year Dataset (part 1)

Author:   Neville Butler, Sofia Despotidou and Peter Shepherd

Description:  This is Part 1 of the Guide which accompanied the Deposit of the BCS70 10-year dataset at the UK Data Archive.  The Guide was split into two parts for ease of downloading, as the total size is 13.4 Mb.

Date published:   01/06/1980

Date posted:   24/05/2005