Growing Up in Ireland
Growing Up in Ireland (GUI) is the national longitudinal study of children in Ireland, launched in 2006. The main aim of the study is to describe the status of two representative samples of children in Ireland and how they are developing in the current social, economic, and cultural environment. This information will be used to assist in policy formation and in the provision of services which will ensure that all children will have the best possible start in life.
The study incorporates a mixed methods approach, combining both quantitative and qualitative methods, to gain a holistic understanding of children’s lives in Ireland.
The first phase of the study extends over seven years and follows the progress of two groups of children: 8,500 nine-year-olds and 10,000 nine-month-olds. During this time two sweeps of quantitative data will be conducted with each group of children.
Smaller scale qualitative studies, each involving 120 families drawn from the main cohorts, take place shortly after each sweep. The data in this archive are from the first wave of qualitative research conducted between April and August 2008 with a sample of 120 families from the nine-year cohort of GUI.
Access Growing Up in Ireland
Find out about accessing Growing Up in Ireland data. Since September 2011 the first wave of qualitative data from Growing Up in Ireland (9 yr old cohort) has been available for access from the IQDA. Further waves will be added to this dataset.
Please note, the quantitative data from Growing Up in Ireland can be accessed through the ISSDA.
View Catalogue record for Growing Up in Ireland
Read about the various projects that have used the GUI data that is archived at IQDA
IQDA EDUCATION RESOURCES
Collection of audio and visual material covering a series of sociological topics. The IQDA Learning Resources work as a self-guided learning tool for students.
Collection of audio clips that educators can use in the classroom. Educators can also apply to the IQDA for access to transcripts for teaching purposes.
Recent blog posts
- Ethnicity, Human Rights & Data Collection
- Incorporating Research Evidence into Academic Learning - A Seminar for Third Level Institutions
- Is family influence declining? The impact of parents and grandparents over 35 years
- National & Transnational Cultural Flows & Place, Postgraduate Summer School
- Munster Oral History Forum, Saturday 27 April 2013
- International Summer School in Qualitative Research Methods in Education, IV Edition
- Qualitative longitudinal data analysis: a research methods training day
- Writing across Boundaries Workshop, April 2013
- Bridging qualitative, quantitative and spatial datasets: a configurational approach to multisource coding
- Archiving consultancy post with CDI