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Cross sectional and longitudinal survey data

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This is an introductory guide to the main types of data with a time element. The guide is a brief overview of key elements in need of consideration when using these types of data. It also covers data availability and some commonly used methods for studying change over time quantitatively. 

Learning outcome(s)

From this guide you will be able to learn how to use different UKDS data to analyse change over time. The data used includes:

  • cross sectional surveys
  • longitudinal survey data
  • cohort studies



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Intended audience
UK Data Service