SRA Summer Event 2017 - Where now for the random probability survey?


Price for SRA members £40. Price for non-members £60

Face to face survey fieldwork is widely perceived to be in crisis. Do ever-dwindling response rates signal the end for traditional probability methods, and if so can alternatives such as quota sampling or probability panels take their place?  This event explores the options available to research commissioners seeking rigorous findings, and identifies the trade-offs in terms of cost, bias, and timeliness.

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Five expert speakers will be sharing their insights on the following:-

The context
- with Patten Smith (Head of Research Methods Centre at Ipsos MORI and SRA Chair) and Keith Bolling (Director at Kantar Public) - the facts about declining response rates and their relationship to nonresponse bias, which is not necessarily straightforward.

The case for quota sampling with Roger Mortimore, Director of Political Analysis, Ipsos MORI

Random probability adaptations - online random probability panel with Kirby Swales, Director of the Survey Research Centre at NatCen; from PAF to online panel Alice Fitzpatrick, Research Director and Joel Williams, Head of Survey Methods both at Kantar Public.

The scientific assessment - expert views around issue of bias / representativeness with Patrick Sturgis, Director of National Centre for Research Methods

The clients’ perspective - how do research commissioners view their options with Siobhan Campbell, Head of Central Research Team and Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor at the Department for Transport

The event will be chaired by Ed Dunn, Deputy Director, ONS and Head of Social Survey Division

There will be a refreshment break mid-way through the event and a Q&A session at the end of the afternoon.

Delegates are invited to stay for a drinks reception (5 to 6.00pm) and will also have the option to view the extensive Wellcome Collection galleries which are free of charge and open until 10.00pm

Price: £60.00

Start Time: 2:00 pm
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: June 29, 2017

Wellcome Collection - Franks and Steel Rooms
183 Euston Road
United Kingdom
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