Sweep Description

Title

Next Steps Age 18 Survey (2008)

Alternate Title

Longitudinal Study of Young People in England: Wave 5, 2008

Principal Investigator

Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)

Publisher

Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)

Rights

Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF)

Abstract

Sweep 5 involved a number of significant changes in the way that the study was conducted compared to previous sweeps. The first change to the design of the study was the move to using a mixed mode data collection approach. From Wave 5 the young person could complete the interview either online, over the telephone or face to face with an interviewer in their own home as they had done previously.

In addition, Sweep 5 was the first sweep which interviewed the sampled young person only. The survey content focused on educational and early labour market experiences, but also included information on other aspects of cohort members' lives such as social participation and attitudes, risky-, crime- and anti-social behaviours, health and wellbeing, family formation, and aspirations for the future. Of the 11,793 young people issued at sweep 5, the survey reached 10,430 households (88%) in England.

Study website: www.cls.ucl.ac.uk/cls-studies/next-steps-age-18-sweep

LifeStage

Adolescence

LifeStageDescription

13 - 18 years

Coverage

Date
-
Geographical Coverage Description

England

Highest Level
Country
Lowest Level
Postcode
Country
GB-ENG

Funding

Data

Kinds of Data
Survey Data
Analysis Unit
Individual

Next Steps Age 18 Survey (2008)

Name

ns_08_w5

Label

Next Steps Age 18 Survey (2008)

Collection Organisation
Collection Organisation
Data Collection Date
-
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face computer-assisted personal interviewing

Mode of Data Collection

Computer-assisted telephone interviewing

Mode of Data Collection

Computer-assisted web interviewing (CAWI). Data are collected using a web questionnaire, produced with a program for creating web surveys