Survey resources network

The Survey Resources Network was a service, led from ISER, which helped to co-ordinate and develop survey research methods activities that were funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. The aim of the Network was to provide a coherent and integrated approach to the development of skills and knowledge, the dissemination of research findings and research resources, and the promotion of best survey practice.

The service offered:

  • Extensive online resources for survey researchers
  • Broad training opportunities in survey skills

It also:

  • Identified and exploited synergies and complementarities between ESRC-funded survey methods research
  • Explored the potential for improving the efficiency and quality of data collection in the UK via survey data management processes
  • Co-ordinated with international organisations and networks and provides strategic advice to the ESRC regarding survey research methods

The service was managed and co-ordinated from ISER with four other academic centres as partners. The Principal Investigator was Peter Lynn, Professor of Survey Methodology, with co-directors from the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen); the National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM), University of Southampton; the Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS), Institute for Education; and the UK Data Archive (UKDA).


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