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Unformatted text preview: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children Data Management Issues Discussion Paper Number 3 Robert Johnstone, the Project Operations Team and the LSAC Research Consortium i March 2004 LSAC was initiated, and is funded by, the Australian Government Department of Family and Community Services Contents Contents .................................................................................................................... 2 Introduction............................................................................................................... 4 Data Management Principles ..................................................................................... 5 File Structure ............................................................................................................ 6 Principles of Proposed Data Structure ...................................................................................6 File Format ..............................................................................................................................6 Overview of the Survey Instruments......................................................................................7 NCAC Data Linkage.............................................................................................................11 Variable Naming Conventions .............................................................................................12 Coding Framework & Data Dictionary................................................................................13 Derived Variables .................................................................................................................14 Variable ‘Keys’ .....................................................................................................................15 Confidentialisation & Access ...................................................................................18 Managing access to LSAC datasets......................................................................................21 Data Security ...........................................................................................................24 Legislation.............................................................................................................................24 LSAC and the Information Privacy Principles ....................................................................24 Undertaking to Respondents.................................................................................................26 Data Imputation .......................................................................................................27 Non-response.........................................................................................................................27 Imputation in other Longitudinal Studies ............................................................................27 LSAC – Whether to Impute..................................................................................................28LSAC – Whether to Impute....
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