The ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review 2017 is exploring the current and future scientific and policy-relevant need for longitudinal research resources. The review is being undertaken by a small, independent, international panel, chaired by Professor Pamela Davis-Kean, University of Michigan and will report to ESRC Council early in 2018. We were asked to support the work of the review panel by analysing data from the initial online consultation survey launched in autumn 2016.
This consultation sought input broadly, resulting in 637 completed responses from UK (83.4%) and international (16.6%) respondents. Respondents were predominantly from the academic sector (80%) as well as government, civil society and business sectors (20%).
We wrote an initial report of the main findings of the consultation which was published by ESRC in December 2016.
We were then commissioned to conduct further analysis to examine a number of key themes from the consultation in more detail. This work resulted in ten short briefing papers that were published by ESRC in May 2017.
ESRC Longitudinal Studies Review 2017: further analysis of responses to the consultation