This free webinar is for anyone with an interest in exploring long term changes in social attitudes and in experiences of crime using social surveys.

Presented by Professor Stephen Farrall and organised by the UK Data Service, this webinar will introduce new survey datasets, now available for download from the UK Data Service under SN7875, which bring together multiple years of data from each of the British Social Attitudes Surveys (1983-2012) and the Crime Survey for England and Wales (formerly the British Crime Survey) (1982-2012).

Each dataset has been collated at the individual level so that a range of analysis techniques can be used to interrogate them and each has been given standardised variable names, labels, codings etc, which permit easy use.

The datasets can be used by those who either wish to model processes of social change at the cohort level (for example - by birth year) or those who want to develop models at the macro level and run, for example, times series models.

This talk will:

  • outline the contents of each of the datasets including how each dataset is structured and how you may want to either use or extend the datasets
  • provide some caveats to their use
  • give some examples of how they can be used in analysis, and
  • explain how colleagues can access the datasets.

The webinar will consist of a 40 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes for questions.

  • Level: Introductory
  • Experience/Knowledge required: None
  • Target audience: Anyone with an interest in exploring long term changesin social attitudes and in experiences of crime using social surveys