Journal article

Understanding survey data available for researchers working in ageing: the CEPAR Metadata Database on Ageing

Jeromey Temple, Tanara Sousa, Ruth Williams, Jay Stiles, Libby Brooke, Josh Knight

Australian Population Studies | Australian Population Studies | Published : 2021

Abstract

Background For researchers working in gerontology or the demography of ageing, knowledge of and access to population-based data, which includes mature age respondents, is critical. The collection of metadata (information describing data) supports researchers in their search for relevant data. Aims This proof-of-concept project seeks to develop a metadata database including metadata on Australian sample surveys relevant to ageing over the period 2010–2018. Data and methods We used a five-stage approach to create the Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) metadata database on ageing: 1) identification of in-scope survey datasets; 2) indexing the in-scope surveys; 3) s..

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