Web Survey Paradata

Course Code

HUB-12-16/17-P-R

Organised by

NCRM, University of Southampton

Presenter

Professor Mick Couper

Date

07/12/2017

Venue

Main Council Chamber, Park Place, Cardiff University, Cardiff

Map

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Contact

Jacqui Thorp
Training and Capacity Building Co-ordinator
NCRM, University of Southampton
Tel: 02380 594069
Email: jmh6@soton.ac.uk

Description

Paradata are the data automatically generated when respondents answer Web surveys. There are many different kinds of Web survey paradata, including email tracking tools, user agent strings (to identify devices used), and server-side and client-side paradata providing information on things like response times, mouse-clicks, scrolling behaviour, and so on. This course will provide participants with an overview of the different types of Web paradata, and how they can be collected, managed, and analysed to provide useful information on data quality and nonresponse in Web surveys, leading to design improvements.

The course covers:

  • Different types of Web paradata and their uses
  • Capturing paradata in Web surveys
  • Processing Web survey paradata
  • Analysing paradata

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Understand the varieties and uses of paradata in Web surveys
  • Have the knowledge or tools to collect, process, and analyse paradata
  • Understand how to extract meaning from paradata

Target Audience

Researchers in government, academia or market research who design, conduct, or evaluate Web surveys or online forms. Familiarity with Web data collection is a plus. Technical knowledge is not required.

Level

Entry (no or almost no prior knowledge)

Cost

The fee is:

• £30 per day for UK registered students
• £60 per day for staff at UK academic institutions, UK Research Councils researchers, UK public sector staff and staff at UK registered charity organisations and recognised UK research institutions.
• £220 per day for all other participants.

All fees include event materials, lunch, morning and afternoon tea. They do not include travel and accommodation costs.

Website and registration

Region

Wales

Keywords

Online questionnaire, Online Data Collection , Survey research , , Online experimental research , , Data quality , , Paradata

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