Events: Survey schemes at Surrey over the next few weeks
The ESRC Survey Link Scheme has places still available for a workshop on Tuesday 28 March at Surrey. From the blurb:
The ESRC Survey Link Scheme, supported by the ESRC Training and Development Board, exists to give academic social scientists the opportunity to acquaint themselves with professional social survey research, carried out by the Office for National Statistics, the National Centre for Social Research and various market research companies. It thus provides a bridge between the academy and the practical worlds in which professional survey research is carried out.
Two linked components are offered, each typically taking one day each:
- attendance at a one-day workshop, which provides a briefing on a particular survey. The day includes an introduction to survey interviewing in the field, an introduction to CAPI – Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing — and guidance through the CAPI questionnaire of a particular survey by professional staff from the agency carrying out the fieldwork. These workshops are held at various locations throughout the UK
- the opportunity to go out with a professional interviewer for one day, and observe a social survey interview in the field. This can be arranged close to where the scheme participant lives, and takes place after attendance at the workshop.
The other one method event happening at Surrey over the next few weeks is the ESRC Science Week Seminar on the Qb and other Online Survey Resources, which provides more of an overview than an in-depth lesson. It's a drop-in session on Monday 13 March between 2-3:30pm.
This Open Afternoon session will provide participants with an introduction to the facilities offered by the ESRC Social Survey Question Bank on the World Wide Web and the ESRC Survey Link Scheme, as well as other online resources which can be used for Survey Research.
As well as a general introduction to the Qb site, participants will be shown a demonstration of how the Question Bank can be used to help during the planning process in both qualitative and quantitative research. Advice and hands-on practice will be given in navigating and searching the Question Bank using the search engine SmartlogikTM.