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|Title:||Community Life Survey Experimental Online Data, 2015-2016: Special Licence Access|
|Series:||Community Life Survey [Community Life Surveys, 2012/13- : Special Licence Access]|
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Community Life Survey was first commissioned by the Cabinet Office in 2012-2013. It is a household survey conducted in England, tracking the latest trends and developments across areas key to encouraging social action and empowering communities, including:
Further information may be found on the gov.uk Community Life Survey website.
|The Community Life Survey Experimental Online Data, 2015-2016 includes the Special Licence data gathered from an online alternative to the face-to-face survey and comprising a sample of 3,256 adults. Data from a postal version of the questionnaire, which was included in a targeted 50% of second reminder mailing packs, is also contained in the dataset. This questionnaire covered the same topics as the online survey but was reduced in length. Full details can be found in the Web Survey Technical Report which is available in the Documentation section below.
End User Licence and Special Licence data
Users should note that there are two versions of each Community Life Survey Experimental Online Data experimental online dataset. One is available under the standard End User Licence (EUL) agreement, and the other is a Special Licence (SL) version. The SL version contains more detailed variables relating to: social class; ethnicity; religion; sexual identity and lower level geographical classifications.
The SL data have more restrictive access conditions than those made available under the standard EUL. Prospective users of the SL version will need to complete an extra application form and demonstrate to the data owners exactly why they need access to the additional variables in order to get permission to use that version. Therefore, users are strongly advised to order the standard version of the data.
The standard EUL version of the Community Life Survey Experimental Online Data, 2015-2016 is held under SN 8124.
The survey covers measures that are key to understanding our society and local communities such as volunteering, charitable giving, neighbourhood, civic engagement, social action and subjective well-being.
The Community Life Survey Experimental Online Data: Special Licence Access data file includes the following extra variables:
|Dates of fieldwork:||July 2015 - March 2016|
Government Office Regions
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults (aged 16 years and over) resident in England, during 2015-2016.
Repeated cross-sectional study
Multi-stage stratified random sample
|Number of units:||3,256 cases|
|Method of data collection:||
Online (web-based) survey
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|CARE OF DEPENDANTS||CAREGIVERS||CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS|
|CHILD CARE||CHILDREN||CITIZEN PARTICIPATION|
|COMMUNITY ACTION||COMMUNITY COHESION||COMMUNITY IDENTIFICATION|
|COMMUNITY LIFE||COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION||DECISION MAKING|
|DISABILITIES||DONATIONS TO CHARITY||ECONOMIC ACTIVITY|
|ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENTS||ETHNIC GROUPS||FAMILY MEMBERS|
|HOURS OF WORK||HOUSEHOLDS||HOUSING TENURE|
|INCOME||INFORMATION SOURCES||INTERNET USE|
|INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS||JOB HUNTING||LANDLORDS|
|LANGUAGE SKILLS||LANGUAGES USED AT HOME||LANGUAGES|
|LOCAL GOVERNMENT SERVICES||LOCAL GOVERNMENT||MARITAL STATUS|
|MASS MEDIA USE||MEMBERSHIP||NEIGHBOURHOODS|
|PERSONAL CONTACT||PETITIONING||POLITICAL INFLUENCE|
|POLITICAL ISSUES||POLITICAL PARTICIPATION||QUALIFICATIONS|
|RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION||RELIGIOUS PRACTICE||RESIDENTIAL MOBILITY|
|SOCIAL CAPITAL||SOCIAL CLASS||SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE|
|SOCIAL INTEGRATION||SOCIAL ISSUES||SOCIAL LIFE|
|SOCIAL NETWORKS||SOCIAL PROTEST||SOCIAL SUPPORT|
|SPORTS CLUBS||SUBSIDIARY EMPLOYMENT||SUPERVISORY STATUS|
|TIME||TRADE UNIONS||TRAINING COURSES|
|URBAN AREAS||VISITS (PERSONAL)||VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS|
|VOLUNTARY WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS||VOLUNTARY WORK||WEBSITES|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||05 January 2017|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage.
Additional special conditions of use also apply. See terms and conditions for further information. In addition, the UK Data Service is required to request permission from the depositor prior to supplying the data.
Since these data pose a higher risk of disclosure than data made available under the standard End User Licence they have additional special conditions attached to them that take the form of a Special Licence (SL). The SL requires the completion of an additional application form, agreement to the conditions of the SL, the signature(s) of the researcher(s), and the explicit permission of the data owners to release the data to the researcher(s). This is to ensure that the guarantee of confidentiality given to survey respondents is protected. SL applications are screened by the UK Data Archive and the data owners and data are only released to those researchers requiring data for statistical research purposes and who can justify their need for the SL data.
Researchers are required to keep the data under conditions of greater security than required under the standard End User Licence. The Microdata Handling and Security: Guide to Good Practice explains how to meet these conditions.
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|Web Questionnaire, 2015-16||8125_cl1516_web_questionnaire_final.pdf||2811|
|Web Survey Technical Report, 2015-16||8125_community_life_web_survey_technical_report_2015-16_final.pdf||3089|
|UK Data Archive Data Dictionary||8125_ukda_data_dictionary.pdf||509|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_8125_Information.htm||6|
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