Academics join forces to grill public

April 3, 1998

ACADEMIC work groups have been set up to frame a series of questions for thousands of ordinary Britons participating in the country's social research programmes. More than 80 users of the 1946, 1958 and 1970 birth cohort studies databases gathered at the Institute of Education last Thursday in preparation for a major survey of the participants next year. These longitudinal studies provide academics and policy-makers with a comprehensive database relating to health, education, employment, family life and child development in the latter half of the 20th century.

The 1999 study will be the latest in a series recording the lives of the participants and their children. Recent commitments, by the government and the Economic and Social Research Council, to support the programmes financially means these studies should be carried out every four years rather than sporadically. All three longitudinal studies will be brought together in the centre for longitudinal studies at the Institute of Education in September. At present University College London manages the 1946 study and City University has the other two.

Please login or register to read this article.

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Most Viewed

牛津大学是英国最佳大学名单上的头把交椅,在英格兰、威尔士、苏格兰和北爱尔兰均设有校区。

26 September

Most Commented

Most universities still rely on exams and assessed essays to grade their students. But as the fourth industrial revolution, employability and student satisfaction all rise up the agenda, many experts are suggesting that assessment needs to much more closely resemble real-world tasks. Anna McKie marks the arguments   

23 May

赞助