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Future of random probability surveys

Future of random probability surveys

A roundtable session on the challenges of random probability fieldwork was held during Spring 2017, supported by the AcSS, ESRC, MRS, and SRA. Issues examined and debated included:

  • declining response rates for face to face surveys;
  • the increasing difficulty of sustaining a field force;
  • understanding the (often tenuous) relationship between response rate and bias in survey findings.

The SRA Summer Event ‘Where now for the random probability survey?’ in June 2017 included presentations on these topics. The slides can be viewed on the SRA website:

Two further supporting documents are available for download:

CfSS / MRS Roundtable on research design and data collection pdf file

Roundtable on data collection and innovation - combined presentations pdf file