Posted on 22 October 2015 by Line Knudsen, Senior Researcher (Longitudinal)
So far most of the data collection on the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) – a longitudinal cohort study tracking the lives of around 10,000 children living in Scotland – has come from face-to-face survey interviews with the child’s main carer. However, as the children in GUS grow up, they themselves are of course best placed to talk about their experiences and what it is like to live in Scotland. At the age 8 interview in 2012, for the first time, we asked the children themselves to complete a questionnaire and they did this again at the age 10 interview.
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