Growing Up in Ireland Data Workshops

Workshop Schedules

Next Data Workshop: 16th November 2018

Growing Up in Ireland will host a Data Workshop to promote and support the use of the Child Cohort datasets (Waves 1, 2 and 3) on Friday 16th November 2018 from 13:00hrs to 17:00hrs at the offices of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin.

Training will cover a range of topics and is designed to give a comprehensive overview of the conduct of the study, the data themselves and supporting documentation, as well as how to match the datasets across waves. Researchers who have previously attended a data workshop on the Wave 1 or 2 of the data should note that this upcoming workshop will cover much of the same content. No prior familiarity with the Growing Up in Ireland data is assumed. The Infant Cohort data will not be covered in this workshop.

Those interested in attending should register Here. Places are strictly limited and allocated on a ‘first-come first-served’ basis. There is no registration fee for the workshop.

Child Cohort Dataset

The Growing Up in Ireland Anonymised Microdata Files (AMF) from Waves 1, 2 and 3 of the Child Cohort are available on application to the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) at http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/growingupinirelandgui/

The Wave 1 dataset includes anonymised details on 8,568 nine-year-old children born between 1st November 1997 and the 31st October 1998, along with those of their parents/guardians. Data collection for this group took place between August 2007 and June 2008.

The Wave 2 dataset includes anonymised details on 7,525 thirteen-year-olds and their families, who were first interviewed when they were nine-years old. Wave 2 data collection took place between August 2011 and March 2012.

The Wave 3 dataset includes anonymised data on 6,216 17-year-olds and their families who continued their participation in the study. The fieldwork was carried out between November 2015 and September 2016.

The Anonymised Microdata Files (AMF) for the Child Cohort provide many of the key variables from all waves of data collection and have been prepared in such a way as to protect the anonymity of all participants. All datasets are accompanied by a set of documents describing the data, their structure and content.

Accessing the Data

Potential users wishing to access the anonymised data should apply to the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) at http://www.ucd.ie/issda/data/growingupinirelandgui/

Growing Up in Ireland is the national longitudinal study of children in Ireland. It is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, with a contribution from The Atlantic Philanthropies in Phase 2. The study is managed and overseen by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Central Statistics Office. It is carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin

 About ISSDA

The Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) is located in University College, Dublin. It holds a range of data from surveys and official statistics (such as the Census) and makes them readily available to users in the academic, public and commercial sectors. More details on ISSDA are available at http://www.ucd.ie/issda 

Those interested in attending future workshops should contact guiworkshop@esri.ie.

Workshop Presentations

If you have been unable to attend a workshop, you can download the materials – some with audio voice over – using the links below.

Child Cohort

***Combined presentations document – updated 2018 to include Wave 3 at 17/18 years***

(individual presentations 9 & 13 year – updated 2013)

C1. Sample Design and Weighting – presentation or audio recording

C2. Respondents – presentation or audio recording

C3. Summary of Information Recorded – presentation

C4. Standard Measures and Derived Variables – presentation or audio recording

C5. Structure of the Data File – presentation or audio recording

Infant Cohort

**Updated 2016 – The Infant Cohort at 9 months, 3 years and 5 years** – presentation

Older files on individual topics in the Infant Cohort (slides updated 2013)

I1. Sample Design and Weighting – presentation or audio recording

I2. Respondents – presentation or audio recording

I3. Summary of Information Recorded – presentation

I4. Standard Measures and Derived Variables – presentation or audio recording

I5. Structure of the Data File – presentation or audio recording

General Background to the Study (slides updated 2013)

G1. Introduction and Background to the Study – presentation or audio recording

G2. Accessing the Data – presentation or audio recording

G3. Documentation – presentation or audio recording

G4. **Themes and Measures in GUI (updated 2016) – presentation

Workshop Information Sheets and Other Materials

Information Sheets and Worksheets that are used at the Data Workshop can also be downloaded along with a short video on how to use the weights