ADMIN finished its work in 2011. The impact report for the ADMIN node is available on ESRC website.
Linked datasets provide researchers with the opportunity to assess the limitations of administrative data and develop quantitative methods of analysis that can overcome such limitations. The ADMIN projects were primarily concerned with areas of research where administrative data are used without full understanding of the potential biases being introduced by the weakness of administrative data in particular respects, namely missing and limited covariates.
PI: Anna Vignoles
Linked datasets provide researchers with the opportunity to assess the limitations of survey data, particularly panel survey data, and develop quantitative methods of analysis that can overcome problems commonly associated with survey data, such as attrition, non-response and measurement error. ADMIN research included four projects that focused on improving survey data by relying on linked datasets to address important topical policy questions.
PI: James Brown