This international conference will bring together scholars and research professionals involved in the design, implementation and analysis of longitudinal surveys, to share methodological research findings and to discuss the state of the art in carrying out longitudinal surveys.
MoLS2 follows on from the highly successful conference held in July 2006. Since then, the advantages of longitudinal data have become better understood, and their use more widespread, prompting keen interest in the best ways to design and implement such surveys. Considerable advances have been made in recent years in areas such as methods to encourage continued participation, ways of utilising multiple data collection modes, improving the measurement of change, obtaining participant consent to data linkage, linking and analysing administrative data longitudinally, and longitudinal methods for cross-disciplinary research including the use of biomarkers in social surveys.
The conference will highlight research relating to all stages of the design and implementation of longitudinal surveys, but with a particular focus on areas in which significant advances have been made in the last 12 years.