Data Issues Paper
The Data Issues Paper provides a summary of data-related issues that have been identified in the Ten to Men data. It has been designed to assist users of the data as they undertake research and analysis, and should be read in conjunction with the Data User Guide.
This paper provides information to data users on:
- observed inconsistences and issues that they should be aware of when analysing and interpreting the Ten to Men data
- recommendations and guidance in the management of identified data quality issues in the Ten to Men data.
The Data Issues Paper has been divided into three sections:
- a history of the Ten to Men datasets, including the release date and suggested citations
- changes to the structure of the Ten to Men datasets
- hierarchical listing of identified data quality issues within each research domain.
Further sections will be added as any data-related issues emerge.
Authors and Acknowledgements
Ten to Men: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health was commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Health. The study was initially conducted by the University of Melbourne who released datasets, including data documentation, for Wave 1 and Wave 2. Roy Morgan Research undertook the data collection and initial data processing for these two waves.
After a competitive tender process in 2017, the Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS) was awarded the tender to conduct Wave 3. Since then, the Wave 1 and Wave 2 datasets, including data documentation, have been updated by AIFS.
Howell, L., Bandara, D., Mohal, J., Andalón, M., Silbert, M., Garrard, B., Swami, N., & Daraganova G. (2019). Ten to Men: The Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health - Data Issues Paper, Version 1.0, September 2019. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.