ONS Longitudinal Study: online training modules
We have developed eight online training modules; these provide information on the variables available and suitable research designs, and also give indications of sample sizes.
- Events e.g. birth, cancer diagnosis, death, widowhood and the birth or death of a child (for women)
- Analysing LS data: regression-based approaches
- Defining a study population
- Households and families. See also technical note on changing definitions.
- LS outputs
- Socio-economic indicators
If this is your first visit to this page, please check the technical requirements before continuing.
Other online resources (selected)
- Self-rated health and care-giving in the 2001 Census: implications of non-response J Buxton and N Smith (CeLSIUS), Oct 2010, Word document
- Social inequalities in avoidable mortality David Pevalin, University of Essex, Sept 2009, Powerpoint presentation
- Accounting for age-specific fertility differences between England & Wales and France using the ONS Longitudinal Study James Robards, University of Southampton, Sept 2009, Powerpoint presentation
- Analysing the England and Wales, Scottish and Northern Ireland Longitudinal Studies: Health and mortality as case studies Harriet Young, May 2009, Powerpoint presentation
- Changing times and changing lives: insights from the ONS Longitudinal Study Emily Grundy, May 2009, Powerpoint presentation
- Quality of event data: tables on sampling and linkage of events (available on the ONS website)
- Overview of the structure of the LS showing the different types and numbers of events linked into the study (Powerpoint slide 31kb)
- Estimating residents and staff in communal establishments from the 2001 Census - an article suggesting ways of adjusting for a suspected misrecording in certain types of communal establishment (Health Statistics Quarterly 31 page 42)
- Geography and geographical analysis using the ONS Longitudinal Study, Powerpoint presentation by C. Marshall and J. Buxton, June 2006
- Imputation in the 2001 Census: implications for analysis using the LS. Presentation by Julian Buxton, 2006
- Cohabitation: changes over the 1990s and longitudinal evidence on transitions in status. Presentation by L. Clarke & J. Buxton to British Society for Population Studies, September 2006
- ONS LS Ethnicity Research Workshop, November 2005. Eight Powerpoint presentations, including ethnicity data resources in the LS, methodological issues and findings from various ethnicity studies.
- Identity and change 1991-2001 Presentation by Ludi Simpson and Bola Akinwale. Methodological guidance for those planning to use ethnicity data from the 2001 Census (2004)
- New approaches to analysis of rates, and survival analysis, in the ONS Longitudinal Study. A memorandum in .pdf format by Andy Sloggett
- Households and families in the 2001 Census A methodological presentation by John Haskey and others (2004)
- 'Longitudinal Study 1971-2001: Completeness of Census Linkage' (Series LS No. 10) (PDF 841K) by Louisa Blackwell, Kevin Lynch, Jillian Smith and Peter Goldblatt (2003).
- For a report from the ONS on the Census 2001 definitions, see:
- See www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/editimputevrep.asp for the ONS's report on the editing and imputation within the 2001 Census.
To use the modules you will need to meet the following basic technical
requirements. All the software specified is free and readily available
The interactive exercises in the module require the free Macromedia Flash Player version 5 (or higher). When you start a module, it will detect whether you have Flash Player installed, and enable you to install it if you do not.
Documents linked to the modules are provided as PDF files, for which you need Acrobat Reader.