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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 17.0.0 for scientific use.

The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC5:17.0.0) contains new data from the seventeenth wave of the NEPS starting cohort of first-year students. The fieldwork period ranged from November 2020 to January 2021. In the course of the online survey (CAWI), different modules for students, for persons in the teaching profession, for employed persons, for transitions (to a master's program, to a profession) and for doctoral students were asked after a respective status query. The survey was supplemented by questions on the understanding of democracy and on the Corona pandemic. For the student teachers, teacher training graduates and employed teachers of the basic sample as well as for the teacher training oversample, a special set of questions about the teaching profession was again 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