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.

MCS user guide: Psychological, developmental and health inventories

Author:   JOHNSON, J (Ed.)

Description:  

This guide covers measures relating to child development, psychological assessment of the parent and general health of the parents in the Millennium Cohort Study.

Date published:   15/05/2012

Date posted:   15/05/2012

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 2004 User Guide

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

Description:  

Date published:   01/02/2007

Date posted:   20/02/2007

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

NCDS user guide: Activity histories (1974-2008)

Author:   HANCOCK, M

Description:  

This document accompanIES the deposit of the derived dataset of activity histories from the 19811,1991, 2000, 2004 and 2008-09 surveys of the 1958 National Child Development Study. Data on work and non-work activities lasting one month or more have been collected in all NCDS sweeps from sweep4 (age 23) onwards. The purpose of the NCDS activity histories dataset is to merge all data on work and non-work activities in successive sweeps into one longitudinal dataset.

Date published:   16/02/2012

Date posted:   16/02/2011

NCDS user guide: Area data

Author:   Peter Shepherd

Description:  

This document outlines information available on the characteristics of the areas in which members of the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) were living at the time of selected surveys and which might be used for the study of, for example, the links between area social and economic conditions and individual social, economic and health outcomes. Appendices provide more details of the available area information.

Date published:   05/12/2012

Date posted:   05/12/2012

NCDS user guide: Bristol Social Adjustment Guides at 7 and 11 years

Author:   Peter Shepherd

Description:  

This document draws together information available on the Bristol Social Adjustment Guides (BSAG) - key measures of behaviour that were gathered for members of the National Child Development Study (NCDS) during the surveys carried out when they were aged 7 and 11 years. Below, a brief background on NCDS will be followed by an outline of the BSAG. Copies of the BSAG assessments may be found in the appendix.

Date published:   28/01/2013

Date posted:   28/01/2013

NCDS user guide: 'Imagine you are 60' qualitative dataset

Author:   ELLIOTT, J

Description:  

This user guide accompanies the deposit with the ESDS of the ‘Imagine you are 60’ qualitative dataset from the 2008-09 survey of the NCDS. This dataset consists of textual responses to the open-ended question: “Imagine that you are now 60 years old...please write a few lines about the life you are leading.”

Date published:   20/06/2012

Date posted:   20/06/2012

NCDS user guide: Measures of ability at ages 7 to 16

Author:   Peter Shepherd

Description:  

This document draws together information available on the key measures of ability that were gathered from members of the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) during the three surveys carried out during the school years of the birth cohort. Below, a brief background on NCDS will be followed by an outline of the measurements made. Copies of each ‘test’ administered may be found by following the links given in the appendix.

Date published:   05/12/2012

Date posted:   05/12/2012

NCDS user guide: Partnership histories (1974-2008)

Author:   HANCOCK, M

Description:  

This document accompanies the deposit of the derived datasets of partnership histories from the 1991, 2000, 2004 and 2008-09 surveys of the 1958 National Child Development Study. Data on live-in relationships lasting one month or more have been collected in all NCDS sweeps from sweep5 (age 33).The purpose of the NCDS partnership histories is to merge all data on live-in relationships in successive sweeps into one longitudinal dataset.

Date published:   16/02/2012

Date posted:   16/02/2011