Guide to Australian longitudinal studies

The Guide to Australian longitudinal studies showcases why longitudinal datasets are valuable, what datasets are available and how they can be used to better inform policy.

The Guide explains the unique strengths and opportunities of longitudinal data, including why longitudinal data allows research to address critical questions that more widely available cross-sectional datasets cannot. The Guide also provides practical examples of how longitudinal data can improve decision-making, summarises the features of some of Australia’s major longitudinal studies and provides links to further resources to help in understanding and using the data.

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