Survey Design

Getting what you want from a survey

This one-day workshop facilitated by Acuity Director Denise Raine will provide participants with a practical understanding of survey design that they can apply to housing research projects at their workplace

Aims & objectives

By the end of the workshop programme participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need for housing research and what constitutes good research
  • Identify appropriate research methods (qualitative & quantitative) to meet their organisation’s needs
  • Specify what they want to achieve from a survey
  • Design survey questionnaires
  • Choose the right methods for their survey

In doing so, the workshops will cover:

  • Survey populations
  • Sampling frames and margins of error
  • Types of surveys (satisfaction, transactional, in-depth research)
  • Question sets
  • Industry standardised questions – STAR, NP, ONS, UKCSI, HACT social value
  • Response scales
  • Response rates
  • Resident input
  • Piloting
  • Survey bias
  • Data protection, anonymity and confidentiality
  • Costs and resources (in-house & external)

Who should attend / participant numbers

Anyone who wants to develop their ability to design, commission, manage and deliver housing research projects (maximum of 18 participants).

Dates / locations

20 November 2014 in London


£175 (includes comprehensive and informative materials)

Further information / bookings

Contact us on 01273 311677 or Click here to book onto this workshop.

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