Scottish Longitudinal Study
Development & Support Unit

Data Dictionary Guidance

The data dictionary contains full variable information, advanced search options, plus the ability to save your own variable lists between sessions and download them for use when completing your application form.

The dictionary also contains ‘similarity scores’ to help researchers wishing to use more than one LS for their project. At present these scores are available for 1991, 2001, and 2011.

Please tell us your thoughts on the data dictionary interface and any suggestions or requests you would like us to consider.

A helpful introduction to the data dictionary can be downloaded here (PDF 8.2 MB).

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You can find further assistance with aspects of the Data Dictionary in the following CALLS-HUB website pages:

Explore the variables held in the SLS data dictionary.

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