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Support #484

Matching data to new administrative datasets

Added by Jack Worth almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
Victoria Nolan
Category:
-
Start date:
01/12/2016
% Done:

100%


Description

I am exploring the prospect of using Understanding Society data for a research project on teachers, as there are around 1,000 or so in the data according to industry/occupation codes. Your data linkage webpage helpfully sets out the existing data linkage with administrative data, but it prompts several questions I have:

• How feasible is it, or would it be, to link participants to their records in new datasets? Specifically, matching individuals identified in US as teachers to their records in the School Workforce Census (an annually-collected English administrative dataset holding information on serving teachers 2010-present). The dataset is owned by DfE, who have already helped link National Pupil Database data to US, so may be receptive to such a match (though I have not asked this of anyone at DfE yet).
• Would separate linkage permission specific to a new match be required from participants?
• If so, what would the likely timescale be? Would it be retrospective (i.e. stretch back to Wave 1)? Is it likely that those who oversee US would be willing to make such a match?

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