Training videos and webinars

Understanding Society’s webinars and training videos help inform data users about the Study and how to make the best use of the dataset.

What is a longitudinal study? 

Understanding Society is a longitudinal study, following the same people over time. This short animation explains why we're interested in interviewing the same people and why it's important that our participants keep taking part. 


Integrating biological and social data for biosocial research

Michaela Benzeval looks at how biological and social data can be combined in order to understand people's health and society better. This video explains what biological data looks like and some of the things you need to take into account when you analyse them.

Webinar: Ethnicity & Migration Research using Understanding Society

9 April 2019

Webinar: Introduction to the Harmonised BHPS/Understanding Society Data

19 April 2018


Integrating biological and social data for (biosocial) research

What research questions can be answered by combining biological and social data? 

An introduction to integrating biological and social science data

Michaela Benzeval introduces using Understanding Society for bio-social research in this video from the NCRM Autumn School.

Webinar: Research using youth and young adult data in Understanding Society

18 July 2018

Webinar: Geography and longitudinal data

11 July 2018

Webinar: An Introduction to using administration data with UKHLS for education research

19 April 2017

Webinar: An introduction to data on Information and Communication Technologies

3 February 2016

Webinar: An introduction to data on ethnicity

30 November 2015

Upcoming webinars:

  • Political behaviour - Tuesday 19 November
  • Religion in longitudinal studies - Tuesday 26 November
  • An introduction to weights in Understanding Society - TBC
  • Language in longitudinal studies - Wednesday 4 December
  • How to analyse households across waves - TBC

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