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Understanding Society Working Paper Series 2016-02

Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 8: results from methodological experiments



Tarek Al Baghal

Publication date

04 Jul 2016


This paper presents some preliminary findings from Wave 8 of the Innovation Panel (IP8) of Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study. Understanding Society is a major panel survey in the UK. May 2015, the eighth wave of the Innovation Panel went into the field. IP8 used a mixed-mode design, using on-line interviews and face-to-face interviews. This paper describes the design of IP8, the experiments carried and the preliminary findings from early analysis of the data.

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