The Survey Resource Network Bev Botting 7 December 2009
Introduction Awarded £1.1m by the ESRC in 2008 to establish the Survey Resources Network (SRN), A central bank of survey resources to support the work of the UKs research community and raise the standards of social science research.
Consortium members the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), the UK Data Archive (UKDA), the University Of Essex Department Of Sociology, the National Centre for Social Research, the LSE Methodology Institute, the Institute of Education and the University of Southampton.
SRN aims co-ordinate the development of survey research methods in the UK enhance the quality of training, research resources, and knowledge dissemination in the field. advise the ESRC and the broader research community on strategy matters relating to the use of surveys in the UK.
Survey Skills Programme One of 5 strands in Survey Resource Network An ESRC funded Survey Link Scheme was run by the University of Surrey from 2005-2008 and this Programme builds on that Scheme of activities. New training programmes for academics and social researchers in Central Government, Local Government, the NHS, and the third sector to give them the opportunity to visit survey and research organisations observe or take part in various aspects of the survey process.
Survey Skills is provided by : National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) University of Essex Institute of Education (IoE) London School of Economics (LSE) Office for National Statistics (ONS) British Market Research Bureau (BMRB) IpsosMORI
Survey Skills Programme Comprises One day workshop (small charge for attendance) Up to 4 days of placements to get practical hands-on experience of working with a live social survey (free of charge) Discounted fees for other theoretical training through NatCen Learning and IoE (and others in time) Placements include Accompanying an interviewer Shadowing a survey analysis team Visiting a telephone unit We have run 8 workshops this year, with another 12 planned for 2010.
Future workshops 13 Jan 2010 London Health National Diet and Nutrition SurveyNational Diet and Nutrition Survey 10 Feb 2010 London Longitudinal English Longitudinal Study of Ageing FULLEnglish Longitudinal Study of Ageing 25 Feb 2010 Edinburgh Health Scottish Health SurveyScottish Health Survey 17 March 2010 Manchester Longitudinal Life Opportunities SurveyLife Opportunities Survey 20 April 2010 Cardiff Cross National European Social SurveyEuropean Social Survey 05 May 2010 London Culture and sport Taking part surveyTaking part survey 18 May 2010 Belfast Attitudinal Northern Ireland Life and Times SurveyNorthern Ireland Life and Times Survey 07 Sept 2010 London Longitudinal Understanding SocietyUnderstanding Society Oct 2010 Edinburgh Longitudinal Growing up in ScotlandGrowing up in Scotland Oct 2010 Cardiff Longitudinal Household Assets SurveyHousehold Assets Survey 24 Nov 2010 Manchester Health British National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and LifestylesBritish National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles Nov 2010 London Citizenship SurveyCitizenship Survey Book on our website www.surveynet.ac.ukwww.surveynet.ac.uk
For further information about the SRN, the Survey Question Bank, or the Survey Skills programme, please visit our website: www.surveynet.ac.ukwww.surveynet.ac.uk Or contact the SRN administrator, Iram Awan. Tel: 020 7549 8585. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@natcen.ac.uk National Centre for Social Research, 35 Northampton Square, London EC1V 0AX.