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


New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 5 are now available in version 12.0.0 for scientific use.

The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC5:12.0.0) contains newly added information from the twelfth survey wave of the university student cohort. In the context of this survey (Spring/Summer 2017) a competence measurement and a biographical interview were carried out. For this purpose, the overall sample was divided into two groups in the sense of a split-half design: In one group the competence test and the biographical interview took place within the framework of a CAPI interview, in a second group in the form of a CATI interview with subsequent online testing. In case of non-participation in the personal interview, it was possible for the survey participants to switch to the CATI field with subsequent online testing. For details on the data edition, please refer to the Release Notes on our website in the section „Documentation“. In addition to numerous other materials, you will also find the wave-specific Field Reports and the Data Manual with comprehensive information about the survey design and the research data of Starting Cohort 5 there.

(external) Starting Cohort 5 including documentation

(external) NEPS Data Portfolio including download

(external) NEPS Data Access including application forms