Dataset: Graduate Survey 2015 - Half a Year After Graduation

Abstract

"Graduate Survey 2015 - Half a Year After Graduation" is a survey conducted by NIFU. The survey looks into the transition from education to work among people who completed a master's degree in 2015, half a year after graduation. The "half-year graduate surveys" are usually carried out every other year six months after graduation. The surveys includes graduates from the spring term the year in question. The graduate surveys focus on the labour market situation and the transition to employment. Since 2007 the surveys have also included questions about education quality and relevance. Most of the questions of these surveys have been unaltered over time, which makes the half-year graduate surveys suitable for time-series data.  

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Graduate Survey 2015 - Half a Year After Graduation

Identification Number

NSD2539

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Støren, Liv Anne Nordic Institute of Studies in Innovation, Research and Education

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Nordic Institute of Studies in Innovation, Research and Education NIFU

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2015 NIFU

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2018-02-24

Notes

Original data from Nordic Institute of Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Graduate Survey 2015 - Half a Year After Graduation". Data collected by Nordic Institute of Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU). First NSD edition, Bergen 2018.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2015 2016

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2015-11-27 2016-03-03

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Geographic Unit

County

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Persons who completed a master's degree or equivalent in 2015.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Nordic Institute of Studies in Innovation, Research and Education  (NIFU)

Sampling Procedure

Invitations to participate were sent to persons who had completed a master's degree or the equivalent, and that had graduated the spring of 2015. The invitations were sent by email, or mail to persons lacking an email address. All participants received a reminder by mail, in which the paper questionnaire was attached. Most participants did complete the questionnaire online. Three reminders were sent. The week of reference for the labour market information was from the 16th to the 22th of November 2015. Some questions refer to activities prior to those dates.

Gross sample: 8021 persons (312 were excluded)
Participants: 3917 persons
Response rate: 51 %

Mode of Data Collection

Web survey

Location

Availability Status

Data from "Graduate Survey 2015 - Half a Year After Graduation" are made available for for non-commercial users (research, teaching and students) when ordered.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Graduate Survey 2015 - Half a Year After Graduation" are made available for for non-commercial users (research, teaching and students) when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
“(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Graduate Survey 2015 - Half a Year After Graduation". The data are provided by Nordic Institute of Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU), and prepared and made available by the NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Nordic Institute of Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.”

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Nordic Institute of Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU) nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Materials

Questionnaire - Graduate Survey 2015

Related Publications

Kandidatundersøkelsen 2015 - I hvor stor grad er nyutdannede mastere berørt av nedgangskonjunkturen?

Støren, Liv Anne; Salvanes, Kari Vea; Reymert, Ingvild; Arnesen, Clara Åse; Wiers-Jenssen, Jannecke. (2016). Kandidatundersøkelsen 2015 - I hvor stor grad er nyutdannede mastere berørt av nedgangskonjunkturen?, Rapport 2016:17, Nordisk institutt for studier av innovasjon, forskning og utdanning (NIFU)

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