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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 18.0.0 for scientific use.

The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC5:18.0.0) contains newly added data from the eighteenth wave of the Starting Cohort of first-year students. The field period ranged from March 2021 to August 2021. The survey consisted of a telephone interview (CATI) with respondents from both the baseline sample and the teacher oversample. For the teacher oversample, an additional teaching-specific questionnaire was implemented in the survey instrument for student teachers or teacher graduates. This teaching-specific questionnaire was also used in the baseline sample if the survey participants were student teachers, teaching graduates, or currently employed teachers. Competency testing did not take place 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. There you will also find the Data Manual, which provides a comprehensive introduction to the use of the data, and the Release Notes with all relevant adjustments regarding the preparation of the data.

(external) Starting Cohort 5: including documentation

(external) NEPS Data Portfolio including download

(external) NEPS Data Access including application forms