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BCS 1970 - Guide to the BCS70 Birth Survey Dataset

Author:   Institute of Child Health, Brostol University

Description:  This is the Guide which accompanied the Deposit of the BCS70 Birth Survey dataset at the UK Data Archive.  It also documents the 22-month sub-sample data, which was deposited at the same time, as a composite dataset.

Date published:   01/06/1970

Date posted:   25/05/2005

BCS 1975 - Guide to the BCS70 5-year Dataset

Author:   Institute of Child Health, University of Bristol

Description:  This is the Guide to the BCS70 5-year dataset, deposited at the UK Data Archive.

Date published:   01/06/1975

Date posted:   25/05/2005

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

BCS 1980 - Guide to the BCS70 10-year Dataset (part 2)

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

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 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

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

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 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

BCS 22-month Sub-Survey - Guide to Dataset

Author:   Dept.of Child Health, University of Bristol

Description:  This is the Guide to the BCS70 22-month sub-survey, which is also available as part of the documentation for the original BCS70 Birth Survey, since both datasets were deposited at the Archive as a composite.

Date published:   01/06/1972

Date posted:   25/05/2005