Growing Up in Ireland Data Workshop

November 21, 2017 10:00 - 13:00

 

This workshop is now fully booked. Registration is closed. 

Growing Up in Ireland will host a Data Workshop to promote and support the use of the Infant Cohort datasets (Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3) on Tuesday 21st November from 10am to 1pm at the offices of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Whitaker Square, Dublin.

Training will cover a range of topics and is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the conduct of the study, the data themselves and supporting documentation, as well as how to match the Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3 datasets. Researchers who have previously attended a data workshop on the Wave 1 or Wave 2 data should note that this upcoming workshop will cover much of the same content. No prior familiarity with the Growing Up in Ireland data is assumed. The Child Cohort data will not be covered in this workshop.

Infant Cohort Dataset

The Growing Up in Ireland Anonymised Microdata Files (AMF) from Wave 1, Wave 2 and Wave 3 of the Infant Cohort are available from the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/growingupinirelandgui/

The Wave 1 dataset includes anonymised details on 11,134 nine-month-old infants born between 1st December 2007 and the 30th June 2008, along with those of their parents/guardians. Data collection for this group took place between September 2008 and April 2009.

The Wave 2 dataset datasets include anonymised details on 9,793 three-year-old children and their families, who were first interviewed when they were nine-months old. Wave 2 data collection took place between December 2010 and July 2011.

The Wave 3 dataset datasets include anonymised details on 9,001 five-year-old children and their families, who were first interviewed when they were nine-months old. Wave 3 data collection took place between  March 2013 and September 2013.

The Anonymised Microdata Files (AMF) for the Infant Cohort provide many of the key variables from both waves of data collection and have been prepared in such a way as to protect the anonymity of all participants. Both datafiles are accompanied by a set of documents describing the data, their structure and content.

Accessing the Data

Potential users wishing to access the anonymised data should apply to the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) at http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/growingupinirelandgui/

Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children in Ireland.  It is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, with a contribution from The Atlantic Philanthropies in Phase 2. The study is managed and overseen by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Central Statistics Office. It is carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin.

About ISSDA

The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is located in University College, Dublin. It holds a range of data from surveys and official statistics (such as the Census) and makes them readily available to users in the academic, public and commercial sectors.  More details on ISSDA are available at http://www.ucd.ie/issda 

 

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