SRA Evening Seminar – Mixed Mode Series: Estimating Welsh language prevalence via an online-only random probability survey

Description:

In 2017 ONS conducted a large experimental online test of a prototype transformed labour market questionnaire, which included harmonised Welsh language questions. Around 12,500 households in Wales were invited to take part in the survey online, with households having the option to complete the survey in Welsh.

This seminar presents a brief overview of the 'respondent centric' design principles used to develop the survey, before moving on to the experimental findings from the Welsh language questions included in this survey. Comparisons are made with findings from other relevant surveys and the last Census.

Speaker: Andrew Phelps, ONS, is the lead for the transformation of the Labour Force Survey

Press the 'Register' button for more information and to book your free place.


As part of the ONS transformation agenda a substantial programme of work is being conducted to establish the feasibility of collecting household surveys in a mixed mode manner. The intention is that future surveys will be digital by default (i.e. online will be the default mode with online non-response followed up in the field).

In 2017 ONS conducted a large experimental online test of a prototype transformed labour market questionnaire, which included harmonised Welsh language questions. Around 12,500 households in Wales were invited to take part in the survey online, with households having the option to complete the survey in Welsh.

This seminar presents a brief overview of the 'respondent centric' design principles used to develop the survey, before moving on to the experimental findings from the Welsh language questions included in this survey. Comparisons are made with findings from other relevant surveys and the last Census.

Andrew Phelps is a Principal Research Officer at ONS and is the lead for the transformation of the Labour Force Survey; moving the survey to a mixed mode design (including online mode) and maximising the potential from non-survey data. Andrew has over 20 years' experience as a social research practitioner, previously being a survey manager at TNS, BMRB (now Kantar Public) and NatCen Social Research managing many of the UK's principal social surveys, including the National Survey for Wales.

This seminar will be held in the Caernarfon Room

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.