Session Details

Navigating Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study Data and Metadata
(Event: PAA 2019 Annual Meeting)

Apr 10, 2019 12:00pm - Apr 10, 2019 4:00pm
Session Type: Workshop


The FFCWS is the longest running birth cohort study in the US based on a national probability sample.
This workshop will introduce both new and more experienced data users to:

  1. A brief overview of the history and data collection of the FFCWS, including the variety of survey and activity components included in our six waves of data.
  2. A guide to the file structure, contents, and data conventions used in FFCWS including tips and advice from experts in FFCWS data support.
  3. A tutorial on the contents and use of our new metadata web interface.

Plenty of workshop time will be devoted to Q&A and lab time where participants can explore the data
and metadata and receive guidance from the facilitators. Our goals for this workshop are to provide a
solid background for working with FFCWS data and to support participants as they begin variable
exploration and selection relevant to their own research questions.

For PAA attendees who are new to the FFCWS, this workshop will familiarize participants with the
history of the study and data available, and enable them to begin working with FFCWS data for their
own research. For experienced users of FFCWS data, this workshop will introduce them to newly
released FFCWS data along with new documentation and metadata designed to improve the efficiency
and user experience of pursuing research with FFCWS.