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User Guide

This user guide is based on the User guide written by NatCen for Waves 1 to 6, and DfE for Wave 7. For more detail on any of the topics below, please consult the User Guide.

Sample Design

  • Sample exclusions
  • Stage one: Sampling schools
  • Stage two: Sampling Pupils
  • Sample boosts
  • Sampling at Wave 2 - at Wave 3 - at Wave 4 - at Wave 5 - at Wave 6 - at Wave 7

Response Rates

  • Response rates at Wave 1 - at Wave 2 - at Wave 3 - at Wave 4 - at Wave 5 - at Wave 6 - at Wave 7

Fieldwork

  • Fieldwork at Wave 1 - at Wave 2 - at Wave 3 - at Wave 4 - at Wave 5 - at Wave 6 - at Wave 7
  • Questionnaire Modules

Survey Content

  • Deposited Data - Wave 1 - Wave 2 - Wave 3 - Wave 4 - Wave 5 - Wave 6 - Wave 7
  • How to link the datasets
  • Multicoded variables
  • Missing Values
  • Variable names
  • Variable Labels
  • Data Cleaning
  • Datasets

Weighting

  • Wave Weights - Wave 1 - Wave 2 - Wave 3 - Wave 4 - Wave 5 - Wave 6 - Wave 7
  • Weights to use in your analysis
  • Specifying the sample design

Data Linkage

Index File

  • How to use the Index File
  • Variable Descriptions
  • Merging datasets with the Index File

Appendix

Sensitive variables

For the purposes of publishing data on iLSYPE, some of the more sensitive variables have been suppressed. Suppressed variables can only be accessed via the UK Data Service see: http://discover.ukdataservice.ac.uk/series/?sn=2000030.

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