SRA Scotland: Where now for the random probability survey?


Prices:  SRA members £25.  Non-members £45.  Students £25.

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 SRA Scotland 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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This event ran successfully in London this summer, and we're delighted to bring it to Scotland - with many of those expert speakers, plus others from Scotland:-

The context
– with Patten Smith, Head of Research Methods Centre at Ipsos MORI and SRA Chair, and Keith Bolling, Head of National and Official Statistics 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 Paul Bradshaw, Head of ScotCen; from PAF to online panel with Joel Williams, Head of Survey Methods 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 Sarah Martin, Head of Surveys, Office of the Chief Statistician, Scottish Government.

Chair:  Lindsay Paterson, Professor of Education Policy at the University of Edinburgh.

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 6pm).

Students: please email the SRA office,  to get your discount code for the £25 rate.

Price: £45.00

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

Date: September 14, 2017

Hilton Edinburgh Carlton
Highland Suite
19 North Bridge
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