What a shame that the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has pulled the plug on the LIFE study. See: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/01/life-study-esrc-cancelled-mothers-ethnic-recruitment Also: http://www.nature.com/news/massive-uk-baby-study-cancelled-1.18650 Launched only last year, the aim of this research was to recruit thousands of mothers and collect data about their babies as they grew up. Such work is really important in helping … Continue reading Research is for LIFE not just for….
Longitudinal studies (in other words, research that follows a population group over a long period of time) would seem to naturally lend themselves to public engagement and the building of strong relationships with the population concerned. The number of these studies being conducted is increasing as is the amount of investment in them, so they … Continue reading The long and cohort of it: missing public engagement opps from birth