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|Social Research Association and ScotCen Social Research|
Lisa Rutherford and Ian Montagu
Hilton Hotel, North Bridge, Edinburgh (tbc)
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Lindsay Adams - T: 0207 255 0695
This course is aimed at giving participants a thorough grounding in questionnaire design. This course will be highly participatory, with sessions aimed at providing hands-on experience of designing questionnaires and survey questions, for quantitative social research.
By the end of the two days participants should:
Who will benefit?
A general familiarity with quantitative research methods is assumed, but it is not necessary to have experience of using these methods. You will find this course useful if:
Participants will have a good awareness of the optimal ways to word individual questions and create the questionnaire as a whole.
The course will be taught by …
Lisa Rutherford is a Research Director at ScotCen Social Research. With over 15 years’ experience working on some of Scotland’s largest social surveys, Lisa has built up significant expertise in questionnaire design including using cognitive testing techniques to test and refine questions across a wide range of surveys and modes. Some of the social surveys Lisa has worked on include the Scottish Health Survey, the British and Scottish Social Attitudes Survey, the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey. More recently Lisa has been involved in testing questions for Scotland’s Census 2021. Prior to joining ScotCen, Lisa completed a politics degree and Masters by Research at the University of Strathclyde.
Ian Montagu is a Senior Researcher at ScotCen. Specialising in attitudinal research, Ian works across both the Scottish and British Social Attitudes surveys, designing questionnaires and using cognitive interviews to test and refine questions in addition to undertaking data analysis and reporting. Ian has a particular interest in political attitudes, and works alongside Prof John Curtice to design questions examining attitudes towards Scotland’s constitutional future and Britain’s relationship with the European Union. Before joining ScotCen, Ian completed a BA in Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford, followed by an MA in Research Methodology (Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology) at the University of Liverpool.
Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)
£270.00 (Members for SRA pay £202.50)
Website and registration
Survey and Questionnaire Design, Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis
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