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 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: The influence of a pupil’s socio-demographic profile and school factors on GCSE attainment outcomes (February 2021)
25 February 2021
This study examines socio-demographic and school level predictors of GCSE attainment using data that links the Northern Ireland Census (2011), School Leavers Survey and School Census for the first time.
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).
Data Insights: Selective schools: Do they improve health? (January 2021)
31 January 2021
This study from ADR Scotland looks at long term effects of education, specifically stratifying students based on their academic ability through selective schooling.
Data Insights: Patterns of school non-attendance over the educational lifecourse (December 2020)
9 December 2020
This Data Insight from ADR Wales uses data linkage to explore absenteeism over an 11-year period for a single birth cohort in Wales.
Data Insights: Youth movement, social mobility and health inequalities (November 2020)
30 October 2020
This Data Insight from ADR Scotland outlines research that will use the Aberdeen Children of 1950s dataset to examine whether youth movements are related to increased adult social mobility.
Data Insights: Addressing inequality? The provision of careers guidance in Welsh schools (September 2020)
22 September 2020
This research uses linked data to learn more about careers guidance received by children in Welsh schools. It examines how this is influenced by pupils’ demographic and academic characteristics.
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.
Early and multiple GCSE entry: Patterns over time and grade improvement
19 April 2021
Dr Jennifer May Hampton, a researcher in the WISERD Education Data Lab at Cardiff University, discusses two new Data Insights concerning early and multiple GCSE entry: patterns over time and grade improvement.
The overlap of substance misuse and housing issues
23 March 2021
Dr Ian Thomas of ADR Wales explores the overlap of substance misuse and housing issues in a new Data Insight.