Jan 2004 Longitudinal Research in Education, York
This one-day workshop/seminar will introduce participants to different
ways in which longitudinal research can be used in education. It will
show how time can be introduced into research both within a single study
and for repeated research studies. The workshop/seminar will also examine
a range of different types of research that use different forms of data
– including ‘qualitative’ and ‘quantitative’
data. The workshop will also discuss the use of existing large-scale
datasets, such as the British Household Panel Survey and the Youth Cohort
Study, in the context of education research. Further
Nov 2003 Context in qualitative research
This is a one-day seminar in London on the topic of context in qualitative
educational research. The issue of context is inescapable for qualitative
researchers in terms of not only the meso-social context of educational
institutions and localities, but also in terms of historical and macro-social
context. Although this is what many researchers understand by context,
this ‘externality’ of context is inherently problematic
due to the reflexive nature of lived experience. Further
June 2003 - 'Using
Archive Data Sources for Teaching and Learning Research' - Essex
Organised jointly with the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS);
1-day training workshop (Essex); 15 places. More
Large-scale secondary datasets: their use and application in teaching
and learning research; 1-day conference (London); 30 places
M. (2003) Quantitative
research: a scoping study for the Learning and Skills Research Centre.
document provides a useful summary of the secondary data sources available
for researchers interested in the post-16/FE sector. It examines the
advantages and disadvantages of the different data sets and suggests
ways in which data from different sources can be usefully combined.
Research Capacity journal
R. (2003) Complementarity between longitudinal studies, Building
Research Capacity, 6, pp.7-10.
P. (2002) Handling occupational information,
Building Research Capacity, 4, pp.9-11.
of Numeric Data in Learning and Teaching
This website provides resources, case studies, recommendations and research
on the use of numeric data in learning and teaching, primarily for undergraduate
and postgraduate students. It focuses upon the use of existing national
data resources that are readily available to all learners.
UK Data Archive (UKDA)
The UK Data Archive (UKDA) is a resource centre that acquires, disseminates,
preserves, and promotes the largest collection of digital data in the
social sciences and humanities in the United Kingdom.
Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research (CCSR)
CCSR is an interdisciplinary research centre in the Faculty of Social
Sciences and Law at the University of Manchester.
for Applied Social Surveys (CASS)
aims to strengthen skills in survey design and analysis within the UK
social science research community.
Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science
data for research and instruction, and offers training in quantitative
methods to facilitate effective data use.
CASS Question Bank
Question Bank is an ESRC funded resource aimed at the social science
research community, survey professionals and students and teachers of
social research methods.
Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation is one of 16 subject-oriented
clearinghouses operated by the United States Department of Education,
Office of Educational Research and Improvement.
PACO ( Panel Comparability) Project
The PACO ( Panel Comparability) Project is a centralised approach to
create an international comparative database integrating micro-data
from various national household panels over a large number of years.
links together three separate DfEE statistical websites. It contains
a search facility which looks across all three to find the information
is the Education Publications Center for the U.S. Department of Education.
Many Department publications can be acquired instantly in electronic
form via the Internet.
Information Systems Committee (JISC)
Information Systems Committee (JISC) promotes the innovative application
and use of information systems and information technology in further
and higher education across the UK.
Information & Associated Services (MIMAS)
MIMAS is a JISC-supported national data centre providing the UK higher
education, further education and research community with networked access
to key data and information resources to support teaching, learning
and research across a wide range of disciplines.
National Statistics provides an up-to-date, comprehensive and meaningful
description of the UK's economy and society.
Longitudinal Resources Centre (ULSC)
aims to provide an up-to-date guide to major longitudinal sources of
data. The central purpose of this site is to allow users to see what
kinds of longitudinal data are available and to locate information about
studies which may provide data useful to their research interests.
OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
PISA is a new three-yearly survey of the knowledge and skills of 15-year-olds
in the principal industrialised countries.
Qualidata provides a national service for the acquisition, dissemination
and re-use of social sciences qualitative research data. It is a specialist
unit housed within the UK Data Archive (UKDA) at the University of Essex.
International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) examines the mathematics
and science achievement of students in 42 countries at three different
grade levels (fourth, eighth, and the end of secondary school).
for Longitudinal Studies
for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is an independent research centre in
the Institute of Education devoted to the collection, management and
analysis of large scale, longitudinal data.