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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 3 (Grade 5) released


New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 3 are now available in version 10.0.0 for scientific use.

The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC3:10.0.0) contains new information from the tenth wave of the NEPS fifth graders’ starting cohort. The survey was carried out over a period from autumn 2018 to spring 2019 as telephone interviews including a subsequent online survey among university students, apprentices in their final year of training and pupils at general and vocational schools attending the upper secondary level (CATI [alternatively CAPI] + CAWI). The focus of the survey was on biographical information since the last interview; competence tests were not included. The Field Report on the website in the section “Documentation“ provides detailed information on the realization of this wave. There you will also find the Release Notes with explanations on the current data edition as well as numerous other materials.
In addition to the data of the new wave, the Scientific Use File includes the information on Corona-related questions collected in May 2020 within the scope of an extra survey (CAWI), stored in a separate data set.

(external) Starting Cohort 3 including documentation

(external) NEPS Data Portfolio including download

(external) NEPS Data Access including application forms