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    Design, content, and fieldwork procedures of the COVID‐19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study – Wave 4

    McBride, Orla and Butter, Sarah and Murphy, Jamie and Shevlin, Mark and Hartman, Todd K. and Bennett, Kate M. and Stocks, Thomas V. A. and Lloyd, Alex and McKay, Ryan and Gibson‐Miller, Jilly and Levita, Liat and Mason, Liam and Martinez, Anton P. and Hyland, Philip and Vallières, Frédérique and Karatzias, Thanos and Valiente, Carmen and Vazquez, Carmelo and Bentall, Richard P. (2022) Design, content, and fieldwork procedures of the COVID‐19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study – Wave 4. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 31 (1). ISSN 1049-8931

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    Objectives This paper outlines fieldwork procedures for Wave 4 of the COVID‐19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study in the UK during November–December 2020. Methods Respondents provided data on socio‐political attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours, and mental health disorders (anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress). In Phase 1, adults (N = 2878) were reinvited to participate. At Phase 2, new recruitment: (i) replenished the longitudinal strand to account for attrition; and (ii) oversampled from the devolved UK nations to facilitate robust between‐country analyses for core study outcomes. Weights were calculated using a survey raking algorithm to ensure the longitudinal panel was representative of the baseline sample characteristics. Results In Phase 1, 1796 adults were successfully recontacted and provided full interviews at Wave 4 (62.4% retention rate). In Phase 2, 292 new respondents were recruited to replenish the panel, as well as 1779 adults from Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, who were representative of the socio‐political composition of the adult populations in these nations. The raking procedure successfully re‐balanced the longitudinal panel to within 1% of population estimates for selected socio‐demographic characteristics. Conclusion The C19PRC Study offers a unique opportunity to facilitate and stimulate interdisciplinary research addressing important public health questions relating to the COVID‐19 pandemic.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Design, content, and fieldwork procedures of the COVID-19 Psychological Research Consortium (C19PRC) Study – Wave 4 Orla McBride, Sarah Butter, Jamie Murphy, Mark Shevlin, Todd K. Hartman, Kate M. Bennett, Thomas V. A. Stocks, Alex Lloyd, Ryan McKay, Jilly Gibson-Miller, Liat Levita, Liam Mason, Anton P. Martinez, Philip Hyland, Frédérique Vallières, Thanos Karatzias, Carmen Valiente, Carmelo Vazquez, Richard P. Bentall ORIGINAL ARTICLE Open Access
    Keywords: COVID‐19; general population; longitudinal; psychological; survey methodology;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 17018
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    Depositing User: Philip Hyland
    Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2023 13:52
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
    Publisher: Wiley online
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Health Research Board and the Irish Research Council under the COVID‐19 Pandemic Rapid Response Funding Call, Grant/Award Number: COV19‐2020‐025
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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