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|Title:||Understanding Society Teaching Datasets: Waves 1-3, 2009-2012|
|Depositor:||McKay, S., University of Lincoln. School of Social and Political Science|
McKay, S., University of Lincoln. School of Social and Political Science
Adkins, M., University of Nottingham. Faculty of Social Sciences
Williams, H., University of Nottingham. Faculty of Social Sciences
|Original data producer(s):||
University of Essex. Institute for Social and Economic Research
Economic and Social Research Council
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The aim of this project was to make easier-to-handle teaching datasets from Understanding Society, building a core of common variables from the first three waves but including some other wave-specific information from each wave. The richness of the data, including the combination of ratio/interval data as well as categorical/ordinal data, makes for an effective dataset from which to teach quantitative methods of all kinds. A distinctive feature is the provision of datasets in native R format in addition to those in a statistical format. The documentation for the 'parent' Understanding Society dataset (SN 6614 at the UK Data Service) is the definitive guide to the variables, sampling, etc.
The dataset was compiled under the ESRC-funded Understanding Society Through Secondary Data Analysis: Quantitative Methods over the Undergraduate Life Course award. This project aimed to enhance the capacity of social science undergraduates to understand and use numeric data in their studies, by generating teaching-ready datasets based on Understanding Society. It also aimed to create associated digital resources that will be available for other students to use; to increase the amount of work using secondary data at the undergraduate level and to underline the relevance of research methods to the study of social sciences. As part of the award, a programme of new courses was planned, taking undergraduate students from their first year through to their final year. This new approach aimed to provide a solid foundation for employability and future careers using quantitative skills (whether in the public sector, in academia, or elsewhere).
Extraction of data from main Understanding Society study, including sex, age, residential history, country of birth, citizenship, ethnicity, languages spoken, religion, marital history, families, health, employment, environmental conservation habits, income, political affiliation and awareness, education, responsibilities for household tasks, television viewing and newspaper readership.
|Time period:||01 January 2009 - 31 July 2013|
No spatial unit
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Respondents to Waves 1-3 of Understanding Society.
Teaching subset of Understanding Society data.
No sampling (total universe)
|Number of units:||Cases vary according to file construction; see documentation for details.|
|Method of data collection:||
Transcription of existing materials
|Weighting:||No weighting used; see main Understanding Society study for original weights.|
This study comprises an extraction of data from Understanding Society - see main study under SN 6614.
|EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EMPLOYMENT||ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION|
|MARITAL HISTORY||NEWSPAPER READERSHIP||PLACE OF BIRTH|
|POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE||POLITICAL AWARENESS||RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION|
|RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY||TEACHING PACKAGES||TELEVISION VIEWING|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||30 August 2016|
|Copyright:||Copyright S. McKay, M. Adkins and H. Williams. Copyright of original Understanding Society data remains with the Institute for Social and Economic Research.|
|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 for further information.|
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|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_7990_Information.htm||7|
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