The Survey Resource Network Bev Botting 14 July 2010
Introduction The ESRC awarded £1.1m in 2008 to a consortium 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.
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 This Programme builds on the ESRC funded Survey Link Scheme which was run by the University of Surrey from 2005-2008. It is a training programme 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 introductory 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 Visiting the UK Data Archive We have run 15 workshops so far, with another 9 planned for 2010/2011.
Future workshops 07 Sept 2010 London Longitudinal Understanding SocietyUnderstanding Society End Sept 2010 London Health Health Survey for England October 2010 Edinburgh Longitudinal Growing up in ScotlandGrowing up in Scotland October 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 January 2010 London Crime Crime 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.