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 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

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

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

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

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

NCDS user guide: Region variables

Author:   Peter Shepherd, Jon Johnson

Description:  

Date published:   01/11/2006

Date posted:   09/06/2009

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

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Date published:   01/02/2007

Date posted:   16/11/2007

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

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