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Documentation of Starting Cohort First-Year Students (SC5)

Version 9.0.0


Below you will find detailed additional information regarding the surveys, instruments and data from the Starting Cohort First-Year Students. This documentation refers to the version 9.0.0 and will be updated successively. In case of questions, simply contact the Research Data Center.

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Data Manual (more) PDF-en pending
Release Notes (more) TXT-en
Study Documentation (more) PDF-de, PDF-en
Survey Instruments (more) ZIP
Information on Competence Tests (more) ZIP
Semantic Data Structure File (more) ZIP
Codebook (more) PDF-de, PDF-en
Samples, Weights, Nonresponse (more) ZIP
Regional data (more) PDF-de PDF-en
Merging Matrix (more) XLX
Anonymization Procedures (more) PDF-en
Field Reports (more) ZIP
Interviewer Manuals (more) ZIP

Starting Cohort First-Year Students


More Documentation

In addition to the overview on this site, we offer further information about the data from Starting Cohort 5 (First-Year Students):
  • a compact presentation of the documents referring to the SUF-versions 8.0.0, 6.0.0, 4.0.0, 3.1.0 and 3.0.0
  • Publications using SC5 data
  • NEPSplorer offering various additional information (e.g. overview of the surveys, questions and variables)
  • Publications to methodical and study related questions in Working Papers