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BCS70 user guide: Partnership histories (1986-2008)

Author:   HANCOCK, M

Description:  

This document accompanies the deposit of the derived dataset of partnership histories from the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008/9 surveys of the 1970 British Cohort Study. Data on live-in relationships lasting one month or more have been collected in all BCS70 sweeps from sweep6 (age 30) as well as data on current live-in relationship at sweep5 (age 23). The purpose of the BCS70 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:   16/02/2012

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: 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

MCS user guide: Analysing and weighting MCS data using SPSS

Author:   Elizabeth M. Jones & Sosthenes C. Ketende

Description:  

This document describes how to use the Complex Sample settings in SPSS (aka weights) to analyse data from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). It describes how to set up Complex Samples Plan files, analyse data using the CS Plans and perform subgroup analyses using CS Plans. These are shown both through menus and syntax. The document is aimed at those who are already familiar with SPSS, but not with using its Complex Samples module.

Date published:   16/11/2010

Date posted:   16/11/2010

MCS user guide: Guide to the datasets for the first, second third and fourth surveys (5th edition)

Author:   Kirstine Hansen, Ed.

Description:  

This document reviews the background to the data collection for the first four surveys of the Millennium Cohort, from its commissioning by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in early 2000 to the latest deposit in the ESRC Data Archive in March 2010. It covers the development and design of the project, the pilot surveys and the main fieldwork in all four UK countries, the subsequent coding and data preparation, along with an explanation of the datasets.

Date published:   28/03/2010

Date posted:   28/03/2010

NCDS8 - Guide to the Interim Dataset

Author:   Matt Brown, Jane Elliott, Margaret Hancock, Brian Dodgeon, Peter Shepherd

Description:  This guide accompanies the deposit of the NCDS8 interim dataset at the UK Data Archive in March 2009.
The dataset is comprised of a subset of 932 variables from the full list that will be included in the final version of the file which will be deposited with the Data Archive later this year and is based on 2,997 interviews completed between August and December 2008.

Date published:   18/03/2009

Date posted:   18/03/2009

BCS 1986 - Guide to the APU Arithmetic Test Dataset

Author:   Brian Dodgeon

Description:  This guide accompanies the 16-year Arithmetic Test dataset, which did not appear with the initial deposit of 1986 BCS70 survey data, but which has been newly cleaned and documented, and is now available for analysis.

Date published:   16/01/2009

Date posted:   19/01/2009

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

MCS Birth Registration and Maternity Hospital Records User Guide

Author:   Christine Hockley, Maria Quigley, Jon Johnson, Rachel Rosenberg, Carol Dezateux, Heather Joshi

Description:  

Date published:   01/02/2007

Date posted:   16/11/2007

NCDS user guide: Re-deposited datasets for the first six sweeps (1958-2000)

Author:   Brian Dodgeon, Jane Elliott, Jon Johnson, Peter Shepherd

Description:  

Date published:   01/11/2006

Date posted:   06/02/2007