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British Cohort Studies Teaching Dataset for Higher Education, 1958-2000

Title details

SN: 5805
Title: British Cohort Studies Teaching Dataset for Higher Education, 1958-2000
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-5805-1
Depositor: University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Principal investigator(s): University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Other acknowledgements: The original National Child Development Study (NCDS) and 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) waves from which this dataset is compiled were funded by a range of organisations over time. Users should refer to the original studies, held at the UKDA under GNs 33004 (NCDS) and 33229 (BCS70), for details.

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University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies. (2008). British Cohort Studies Teaching Dataset for Higher Education, 1958-2000. [data collection]. 2nd Edition. UK Data Service. SN: 5805, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-5805-1

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Teaching packages and test datasets - Reference and instructional resources

Abstract

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In December 2007 the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) completed a two year project which aimed to create a set of teaching datasets and associated resources for lecturers in higher education. These are based on the 1958 National Child Development Study and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70). The project was funded under the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative.

The first set of resource documents is based on 'key variables' or rather many of the most commonly used variables from the two studies, such as data on qualifications, social class, marital status, income, number and ages of children etc. The second is based on the Malaise Inventory, an established scale to measure signs of psychological distress or depression in teenagers or adults. Cohort members in both NCDS and BCS70 have completed the Malaise Inventory at various ages from age 16. A supplementary resource based on BCS70 cohort members' mothers' responses to the Malaise Inventory is also available. The third set of resources is based on the Rutter Behaviour Scale, again, an established scale to measure signs of behaviour disorders in children that cohort members' parents in both NCDS and BCS70 have completed at various ages in childhood. The final set of resources is based on cognitive development through childhood. This includes variables based on maths and reading assessments completed by children at different ages and from different cohorts.

A good starting point for using this teaching resource is guide to the datasets and resources (British_Cohort_Studies_Teaching_Dataset_2ndEd.pdf) which summarise the documents available and how to use them.

For the second edition (August 2008), a set of resources based on the assessment of cognitive development in children (namely reading and mathematics) have been added. This comprises three datasets and additional documentation.

Main Topics:
The teaching datasets cover a wide range of topics which have been previously asked on the NCDS and BCS70 surveys. These include:
  • Physical development
  • Educational development
  • Social development
  • Economic circumstances

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1958 - 2000
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: No spatial unit
Observation units: Individuals
Families/households
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Universe: National
The NCDS datasets include a sample from all children in England, Scotland and Wales born in a particular week in March, 1958. The BCS70 datasets include a sample from all children in England, Scotland and Wales born in a particular week in April, 1970.
Time dimensions: Longitudinal/panel/cohort
Sampling procedures: See main NCDS and the BCS70 documentation for details.
Method of data collection: Compilation or synthesis of existing material
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 31 March 2008
Latest edition: 14 August 2008 (2nd Edition)
Copyright: Copyright Centre for Longitudinal Studies, Institute of Education, University of London.
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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Documentation

Title File Name Size (KB)
British Cohort Studies Teaching Dataset User Guide British_Cohort_Studies_Teaching_Dataset_2ndEd.pdf 93
CLS Confidentiality and Data Security Review cls_confidentiality_and_data_security_review.pdf 49
Cognitive Assessment Exercises CognitiveAssessmentExercises.pdf 657
Cognitive Assessment Questions CognitiveAssessmentQuestions.pdf 352
Cognitive Assessment References CognitiveAssessmentReferences.pdf 36
Cognitive Assessment Summary CognitiveAssessmentSummary.pdf 38
Cognitive Assessment Variables CognitiveAssessmentVariables.pdf 74
Key Variables User Guide KeyVariables.pdf 56
Malaise Exercises User Guide MalaiseExercises.pdf 3742
Malaise Questions User Guide MalaiseQuestions.pdf 385
Malaise References User Guide MalaiseReferences.pdf 37
Malaise Summary User Guide MalaiseSummary.pdf 42
Malaise Variables User Guide MalaiseVariables.pdf 81
Mother Malaise Questions User Guides MotherMalaiseQuestions.pdf 252
Mother Malaise Variables User Guides MotherMalaiseVariables.pdf 61
Opening Data User Guide OpeningData_SPSS.pdf 847
Rutter Behaviour Exercises User Guide RutterBehaviourExercises.pdf 1460
Rutter Behaviour Questions User Guide RutterBehaviourQuestions.pdf 566
Rutter Behaviour References User Guide RutterBehaviourReferences.pdf 37
Rutter Behaviour Summary User Guide RutterBehaviourSummary.pdf 41
Rutter Behaviour Variables User Guide RutterBehaviourVariables.pdf 82
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_5805_Information.htm 19
READ File read5805.htm 11

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