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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 1 (Newborns) released


New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 1 are now available in version 9.0.0 for scientific use.

The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC1:9.0.0) contains newly added information from the nineth wave of the NEPS newborns’ starting cohort. The survey was conducted in a period from March to September 2020. It was planned to conduct face-to-face interviews with the children's legal guardians and to administer three competence tests to the children (reading speed, early reading, and mathematics) as technology-based testing (TBT) on a tablet PC. Due to the Corona pandemic, the CAPI field had to be stopped after three weeks; the survey was then continued again in June as CAPI-by-Phone. In this mode, the CAPI interviewers conducted the interviews by telephone from their homes. The TBT test was converted to an online format in which the target children completed the tasks on a tablet or computer at home and the interviewers actively supervised the testing. Detailed notes on the implementation of the ninth wave can be found in the corresponding Field Report on the website in the section „Documentation“. The Data Manual as an introduction into working with the data and the Release Notes with explanations of the current data edition as well as numerous other materials can also be accessed there.

(external) Starting Cohort 1 including documentation

(external) NEPS Data Portfolio including download

(external) NEPS Data Access including application forms