The CSPPA report underwent rigorous reviews prior to publication, but unfortunately, after publication some errors were noticed. This post has information on the errors and missing information.

  1. On Page 88, the following text should be included.
    1. “A systematic one stage cluster sampling method was used, i.e., a school was chosen at random, a year group in that school was chosen at random and then every child in that year group was invited to complete the survey. [new text] Once complete, data were checked to ensure all year groups were represented. However, due to under representation of hard to reach year groups, for example 6th years, we then worked with CSPPA ambassadors in the recruited schools to obtain additional classes. A sample of at least…”
  2. The exact text is written on page 88 “For the Republic of Ireland, all 123 schools which participated in 2010 and 2018 and were eligible, were invited to participate (n = 117). The nine schools that were ineligible had either closed or merged with larger schools in the area.”
    It should be written,
    “All schools who took part in CSPPA 2010 and/or 2018 were invited to participate in CSPPA 2022 (n = 122).” and joined before the following paragraph;
  3. This paragraph; “Seventy-four (65%) of these schools participated in CSPPA 2022 (24 declined the invitation to participate and 16 could not be contacted). To ensure the samples were representative in terms of gender, socio-economic status, geographical location and size, an additional 12 new schools meeting the stratification criteria were recruited.”
    Should be modified to;
    “Eighty-four (69%) of these schools participated in CSPPA 2022 (38 declined the invitation to participate). To ensure the samples were representative in terms of gender, socio-economic status, geographical location and size, 31 additional schools meeting the stratification criteria were recruited.”
  4. On page 89, The following sentence should be used be updated;
    “In total, 153 schools (64 primary and 89 post-primary) in both jurisdictions participated in CSPPA 2022.”
    to
    “In total, 115 schools (42 primary and 73 post-primary) in both jurisdictions participated in CSPPA 2022.”
  5. The numbers in Table 2.1 should be updated (with highlighted number to be modified). The table number does not seem to be correct, as this in the Appendix.
    New name for the table: Appendix Table. (Unweighted) Participant profile for CSPPA 2022

Appendix Table

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