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Using ESDS Government Resources for Health Research Alan Marshall ESDS Government Centre for Census and Survey Research University of Manchester.

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1 Using ESDS Government Resources for Health Research Alan Marshall ESDS Government Centre for Census and Survey Research University of Manchester

2 ESDS Government Supports major UK data series –Large surveys conducted, usually by government –Repeated cross-sections, often continuous –Important, widely used microdata Joint service –Team at UK Data Archive receive and archive data –Team at Manchester deal with users –Registration for the data managed by ESDS centrally

3 Role Promoting the use of the data Navigating users through the right materials Creating additional materials to help users discover datasets and supporting materials Encouraging good practice Bridging the gap between data collector and users

4 Key supported datasets General Household Survey Labour Force Survey Health Survey for England/Wales/Scotland Family Expenditure Survey British/Scottish Crime Survey Family Resources Survey National Food Survey Expenditure and Food Survey ONS Omnibus Survey Survey of English Housing British Social Attitudes National Travel Survey Time Use Survey Vital Statistics for England and Wales

5 Overview: ESDS Government Health Resources Web pages dedicated to each dataset: –HSE, SHS, WHS etc Introductory Guide to Using the Large- Scale Govt Surveys for Health Research HSE Teaching dataset

6 HSE webpage Survey description, modules and news

7 Download data via UKDA Variable search Help to get started: FAQs and Starting analysis

8 Variable search

9 Publications Database

10 Introductory Guide to Using Large- Scale Govt Surveys for Health Research General introduction to whats available for health researchers Strengths of different sources Links to other appropriate sources Updated annually

11 HSE teaching dataset Cut-down data for teaching Excludes boosts Simplified weighting variable 60 variables 2002 data User guide

12 ESDS Government - general resources Introductory user guides (SPPS, Stata) Analysis guides (weighting, complex surveys, change over time) Keeping in touch: Workshops/events/newsletter Helpdesk

13 Keeping in touch User Meetings Annual Conference Website contains news & information about consultations/data developments JISCmail esds-govsurveys list Newsletter –Biannual –Contains news Survey news from ONS etc New ESDS resources Summaries of meetings –Available on website

14 The important last slide… Helpdesk: (0161) Website: Jisc list:


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