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NHS number

For the question below, a text answer labelled ‘NHS number’ is created, with a maximum length of 10. The creation of a specifically labelled text answer arises from the fact that NHS numbers are sometimes alphanumeric and the 10 boxes provided in the questionnaire for the response to the question.

Questionnaire: BCS 1986 Parental Interview Form

Questionnaire layout:

 

Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

NHS number

Text

10

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Local Authority/Child's Code number

In the question below, a specific number of spaces is allocated for filling in the Local Authority Code number (3) and Child's Code number (6).

Questionnaire: NCDS Medical Examination Form

Questionnaire layout:

Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

Local Authority Code number

Text

3

Child’s Code number

Text

6

Archivist view:


Guess?

In the question below, a text answer labelled ‘Guess’ is created, with a maximum length of 1. Creation of an answer in this form, rather than using ‘Generic text’, arises from the instruction in the question regarding filling in the box in column 2 with a ‘G’.

Questionnaire: ALSPAC My Daughter’s Health

Questionnaire layout:

 

Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

Guess

Text

1

Archivist view (column 3):

 

Code

In the Southampton Women’s Survey (SWS), four character brand codes are used in collecting data about some types of foods in the Food Frequency section of SWS questionnaires. A text answer labelled ‘Code’, with a maximum length of 4 characters, is created as an answer to be used when ‘Brand Code’ or ‘Code’ responses occur in any SWS questionnaire.

Questionnaire: SWS 6 Month Infancy questionnaire

Questionnaire layout:

Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

Code

Text

4

Archivist view (columns 3-5):

Letter (X)

In question 14ii below, the respondent is asked to fill in three letters for the functions in question 14i that they think are the most important in getting a good job. Three text answers are created, labelled ‘Letter 1’, ‘Letter 2’ and ‘Letter 3’, each with a maximum length of 1.

Questionnaire: NSHD University Questionnaire 1964

Questionnaire layout:

 

Answer input:

Label

Type

Format

Letter 1

Text

1

Letter 2

Text

1

Letter 3

Text

1

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