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New Scientific Use File of Starting Cohort 2 (Kindergarten) released

New data for the NEPS Starting Cohort 2 are now available in version 7.0.0 for scientific use.

The current Scientific Use File (doi:10.5157/NEPS:SC2:7.0.0) contains newly added information from the seventh survey wave of the kindergarten cohort. The seventh main survey in autumn/winter 2016/2017 took place for the first time completely outside the school context as a written-postal survey (PAPI) of the children with additional online option. A competence test did not take place in this wave. Additional information was collected from parents via telephone interviews (CATI) in spring 2017. For details on the data edition, please refer to the Release Notes on our website in the section „Documentation“. In addition to numerous other materials, you will also find the Field Reports and the soon to be published Data Manual with comprehensive information about the survey design and the research data of Starting Cohort 2 there.

(external) Starting Cohort 2 including documentation

(external) NEPS Data Portfolio including download option

(external) NEPS Data Access including application forms

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