Our Data Insights offer bite-sized snapshots of the findings of ongoing and completed research using linked administrative data.
At ADR UK, our goal is to enable greater access to public sector administrative data for research to inform policy that works better for all. Sharing the findings of the research we enable is key to achieving this, so that everyone from government decision makers to members of the public can find out what the data tells us, and where change could help to improve lives.
Explore our Data Insights below.
Data Insight: Effectiveness of careers guidance in supporting participation in Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET)
6 March 2023
This Data Insight explores the influence careers guidance can have on transitions to Post Compulsory Education and Training (PCET) in Wales. The analysis examines rates of transition to PCET in Wales, whether the receipt of careers guidance during key stage 4 supports transition to PCET and, if so, whether it benefits some groups of pupils more than others.
Data Insight: How is careers guidance for school pupils prioritised?
6 March 2023
This Data Insight explores how information is used to inform decisions regarding the provision of careers guidance interviews among key stage 4 (KS4) pupils in Wales. It explores the relative importance of background characteristics contained within administrative education records compared to information supplied by pupils via the Careers Wales diagnostic tool.
Engagement with the Hwb virtual learning environment during Covid-19 school closures
23 August 2022
This Data Insight outlines preliminary findings on engagement with the Hwb virtual learning environment by pupils in primary, secondary and special school sectors during the academic year 2019/2020.
Data Insights: Geographical profiling verses individual risk profiling in reducing rates of low birth weight and improving school readiness (December 2021)
17 December 2021
This Data Insight explores the Flying Start programme as a geographical profiling tool to anonymously identify vulnerable families. It also explores data driven models as an alternative method of identifying individuals at risk of experiencing adverse events.
Data Insights: Living in a safe, connected area improves life chances for children in poverty in Wales (November 2021)
17 November 2021
This Data Insight examines the factors in the local area that can help a child overcome the negative impacts of poverty by looking at which different socio-economic determinants of a local area are associated with resilience in children.
Data Insights: Understanding the origins of labor market disadvantage in Wales (November 2021)
3 November 2021
In a new Data Insight report, researchers from ADR Wales have investigated how the data collected from pupils about their career plans, when combined with administrative data, can provide insight into their different circumstances and capabilities.
Data Insights: Early & Multiple GCSE Entry: Grade Improvement (April 2021)
19 April 2021
This research details grade attainment and change for early and multiple entry to GCSE
Data Insights: Early & Multiple GCSE Entry: Patterns over time (April 2021)
19 April 2021
This research examines patterns of early entry for various subjects over time, detailing high levels of multiple entry for mathematics subjects.
Data Insights: Risk factors for not being ready to start school (February 2021)
9 February 2021
In this Data Insight researchers at Swansea University Medical School investigate the risk factors for children’s low school readiness (e.g. low vocabulary and communication, low on ability to socialise).
Number of convictions before receiving a short, immediate prison sentence: ethnicity and gender differences
9 November 2022
In this blog, ADR UK Research Fellow Dr Angela Sorsby builds on her recently published Data Insight with some further analysis of differences in prison sentences among ethnic groups.
New insight on the origins of disadvantage in the Welsh labour market
3 November 2021
In a new Data Insight report, researchers from ADR Wales have explored how the data collected from pupils about their career plans can be combined with routinely collected administrative data to provide new insights about their different circumstances and capabilities.
Analysing a season of death and excess mortality in Scotland’s past
21 June 2021
ADR Scotland researcher Dr Beata Nowok describes the use of the SHiPP to investigate past disease outbreaks to find parallels and learn lessons that may help us respond better in the present.