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Exploring Data, Second Edition: Teaching Datasets, 1958-2005

Title details

SN: 6096
Title: Exploring Data, Second Edition: Teaching Datasets, 1958-2005
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-6096-1
Depositor: Elliott, J., University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies
Principal investigator(s): Elliott, J., University of London. Institute of Education. Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Citation

The citation for this study is:

Elliott, J. (2009). Exploring Data, Second Edition: Teaching Datasets, 1958-2005. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 6096, http://doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-6096-1

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Abstract

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This series of datasets which covers a range of research topics in the social sciences, was created to accompany the second edition of the book Exploring Data, and to illustrate statistical techniques. The data to accompany the first edition of this book is available at the UKDA under SN 2661.

The study comprises five datasets extracted from full datasets held at the UKDA. The number of variables in each dataset is restricted to reduce the complexity of the data. However, all cases in the original datasets are included in these teaching datasets.

The data within this study are compiled from:
  • British Social Attitudes (BSA), 2004 (available at the UKDA under SN 5329)
  • General Household Survey (GHS), 2005 (available at the UKDA under SN 5640)
  • National Child Development Study (NCDS), 1958-2004 (various study numbers but available at the UKDA under GN 33004)
  • World Bank World Development Indicators (WDI), (available at the UKDA under SN 4814)
  • Youth Cohort Study (YCS), Cohort 11 (available at the UKDA under SN 5452)

Main Topics:
The series of datasets cover a range of research topics in the social sciences but with a focus on education, employment, health, social participation, attitudes to government and democracy and social mobility. Four of the datasets contain microdata with the individual as the unit of analysis, but the World Bank WDI dataset is rather different in that the unit of analysis is country.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: BSA, 2004; GHS, 2005; NCDS, 1958-2004;
World Bank WDI: the data begin in 1960;
YCS Cohort 11 - Sweep One: March-June 2002; Sweep Two: February-June 2003; Sweep Three: February-June 2004; Sweep Four: February-May 2005
Country: Great Britain | Multi-nation
Spatial units: Countries
Government Office Regions
Observation units: Individuals
Kind of data: Numeric data
Individual (micro) level
Aggregate (macro) level
Universe: Cross-national; National; Subnational
Data compiled from various sources; see original studies for further details.
Time dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study
Longitudinal/panel/cohort; See original studies for further details.
Sampling procedures: See original studies for further details.
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
See original studies for further details.
Weighting: Weighting used in YCS Cohort 11 only. See original study documentation for further details.
Data sources: The teaching datasets have been created from extracts of the following studies available at the UKDA:
  • BSA, 2004 (SN 5329)
  • GHS, 2005 (SN 5640)
  • NCDS, 1958-2004 (GN 33004)
  • World Bank WDI, (SN 4814)
  • YCS Cohort 11 (SN 5452)

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 20 January 2009
Copyright: Copyright of the source data resides with the original data producers. The data produced by government departments are Crown Copyright. Crown copyright material reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office.
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)
User Guide 6096userguide.pdf 196
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_6096_Information.htm 18
READ File read6096.htm 10
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By principal investigator(s):
Marsh, C. and Elliot, J. (2008) Exploring data: an introduction to data analysis for social scientists, 2nd ed. Cambridge: Polity Press.

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