Comparing Data Across and Within Longitudinal Studies: Challenges, Opportunities and Resources
Wednesday 6th July, 15:45 - 17:15
Professor Alison Park (UCL Institute of Education)
This session focuses upon the value of comparing data from different longitudinal studies, or different waves of the same study, and the challenges involved.
Presentations 1&2 describe CLOSER-funded projects that have compared data from a number of different UK cohort studies via retrospective harmonisation of key measures. Key learning from these projects will be described.
Presentations 3&4 describe two new CLOSER resources aimed at helping researchers who are interested in cross-study or cross-wave comparisons. Presentation 4 will also be relevant to anyone with an interest in the content of different longitudinal studies.