Growing Up in Scotland (GUS) Data Workshops


  • 17 March - 24 March 2014
  • The University of Edinburgh, Main Library, Edinburgh
  • Event Details

Presented by:
Dr Valeria Skafida, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Dr Morag Treanor, Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Lesley Kelly, GUS Dissemination Officer CRFR, University of Edinburgh

This event, organised by AQMeN in collaboration with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and ScotCen will be run in three parts:

Part 1: Introduction to Growing Up in Scotland
17th March 09:30-12:30
This seminar will provide an introduction to the Growing Up in Scotland study and will cover topics such as: survey design and methodology including sampling; weighting and response; and content - including topics, themes and standard measures. The seminar will also cover how to access GUS data and documentation.

Part 2: Workshop 1
17th March 13:30-17:00
The first workshop will describe the survey and its organisation and review the data management skills necessary to organise the data from the various GUS datasets into formats suitable for analysis. This workshop will use STATA. Previous experience of using this software package will be a great advantage, but is not a pre-requisite of the workshop.

Part 3: Workshop 2
24th March 13:30-17:00
The second workshop will look at the special challenges which arise when dealing with panel, cohort or repeated measures data. Such data has the great advantage that causal processes can be easier to identify because variables on the same case are measured at different time points. However some standard statistical procedures are inappropriate since measures taken on the same subject at different time points will not be independent of each other.

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