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Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS): Technical Report 2015

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateOctober 25, 2016


A National Statistics Publication for Scotland

Carolyn Black, Ipsos MORI ScotlandNational Statistics logo

ISBN 978 1 78652 533 8 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 80912

This document is also available in pdf format (1.5MB)


Survey Purpose

Questionnaire Design
Smoking Questions
Drinking Questions
Drugs Questions
Health and Wellbeing Questions
Contextual Questions

Survey Design and Implementation
Fieldwork Period
Study Design
Sample Design
Access and Consent
Administration of The Survey

Response Rates

Comparisons with Previous Data


Precision of Results and Measurement of Change
Calculating Standard Errors and Design Effects

Data Processing

Limitations of The Data

Appendix A: Cognitive Question Testing

Appendix B: Response Options for New Questions

Appendix C: Liaison Teacher Instructions

Appendix D: Class Teacher Instructions

Appendix E: Parent and Pupil Information Letters

Appendix F: Data Specification

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland