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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 5 (First-Year Students) released


Data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 5 are now available in version 16.0.0 for scientific use.

The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC5:16.0.0) contains new data from the sixteenth wave of the NEPS starting cohort of first-year students. The fieldwork period ranged from March to August 2020. In the course of telephone interviews (CATI), primarily the life histories of the respondents were updated since the time of the last interview. For the student teachers, teacher training graduates and employed teachers of the basic sample as well as for the teacher training oversample, an additional set of questions about the teaching profession was implemented. There was no testing of competencies in this wave. The Field Report on the website in the section „Documentation“ provides detailed information on the content and the realization of this survey wave. There you will also find the Data Manual as an introduction to working with the data, the Release Notes with explanations on the current data edition, and numerous other materials.

(external) Starting Cohort 5: including documentation

(external) NEPS Data Portfolio including download

(external) NEPS Data Access including application forms