Study Description

Title

Age 55 Survey (2013)

Alternate Title

NCDS 9

Principal Investigator

Professor Alissa Goodman

Publisher

Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL, Institute of Education

Abstract

The age 55 survey ran from September 2013-March 2014. Data collection involved a sequential mixed mode approach whereby cohort members were invited to complete a web survey and those not responding were invited to participate via telephone. More than 9,100 cohort members took part in total, with sixty six per cent doing so online.

This was the first time that web-based data collection had been used on any of the birth cohort studies run by CLS. The survey needed to collect complex data and as such, much work was put in to ensuring that it was easy for cohort members to navigate and provide accurate responses. In particular, an interactive visual calendar was developed to aid the collection of 'event histories'.

Study website: www.cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/1958-national-child-development-study/ncds-age-55-sweep

LifeStage

Mid-adulthood

LifeStageDescription

31 - 59 years

Coverage

Date
September2013 - March2014
Highest Level
Country
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT

Funding

Grant Number
RES-579-47-0001

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data, Demographic Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

NCDS Age 55 Follow-up

Name

ncds_13_cai

Label

NCDS Age 55 Follow-up

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
September2013 - March2014
Mode of Data Collection

Telephone interview: Computer-assisted (CATI)

Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face interview: Computer-assisted (CAPI/CAMI)