USE THE LINKS FROM THIS PAGE TO ACCESS THE BULK OF OUR ONLINE TRAINING MATERIALS
SUMMARY OF ON-LINE MATERIALS
Follow this link to access resources associated with the project's one- and five-day training workshops.
These constitute the core resources provided during the Longitudinal Data Analysis for Social Science Researchers project.
Use the following links to access video/audio presentations of the following sessions from the training workshops:
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There are also a few other internet sources for live presentations on longitudinal survey data analysis. Some that we recommend are:
Support materials relevant to the reseach process of working with quantitative longitudinal data in the social sciences are available from a number of links within this site (including the left-hand navigation bar).
For ease of navigation we would draw your attention to the following pages within this site:
|Software support page: Stata||Tips, internal training resources, and external links introducing Stata, with an emphasis on command programming ('do files') suitable to working with quantitative longitudinal resources|
|Software support page: SPSS||Tips, internal training resources, and external links introducing SPSS, with an emphasis on command programming (syntax files) suitable to working with quantitative longitudinal resources|
|Software review page||Comments on and links to alternative software suitable for longitudinal data management and data analysis tasks|
|Data sources||Links and commentary on resources for accessing longitudinal survey datasets|
|Datasets: UK / Non-UK||Two pages giving links and commentary on leading longitudinal survey data from the UK and elsewhere.|
|UK research training||Links to further training resources in the UK concerned with longitudinal data analysis issues|
|Research institutes||Links to influential research institutes which exploit longitudinal survey data resources|
Restricted access resouces [WebCT]
Between Spring 2005 and Summer 2006 this website made extensive use of a virtual learning environment software, 'WebCT', in order to allow restricted access to many of the training and support materials described above.
From September 2006 onwards, the large majority of these materials have been made directly available online (follow the links from this page).
In a few instances, usually concerning people who have attended previous training sessions on this project and/or we have had direct contact with on a specific issue, we continue to use the WebCT site to deliver materials. Access to this site is controlled by us, and users must have been supplied with a personalised user name and password by us.
Follow this link to access publications associated with the project.
Background and rationale
This page gives links to the various training and support materials which are available for download from this site.
The website for the project 'Longitudinal Data Analysis for Social Science Researchers' distributes a number of materials aimed at promoting access to and skills in the analysis of quantitative longitudinal data in the social science research community. Particular emphasis is placed upon developing capacity in analysing large-scale UK government funded longitudinal surveys. The project is funded as part of the ESRC's Researcher Development Initiative, and also builds upon a previous ESRC training project associated with the ESRC Research Methods Programme.
The development and release of these materials has been premised upon some of our own perceptions over what are the most common barriers which prevent social scientists from making more frequent use of longitudinal survey data resources. We believe the most important challenges are:
We release materials through this website in broadly five groups of resources, although the first of these feature by far the most materials: