17 Sept 2021
The GenPopWeb2 network is hosting the final event in its series on COVID-19 and transitioning to online data collection in social surveys. The free virtual event, at 15:00 on 17 September, will comprise four presentations from experts who will showcase current evidence, experiences and approaches.
10 June 2021
Research Director Curtis Jessop has a new paper on linking Twitter and survey data, examining the amount of social media data available to link to surveys. The paper is based on research funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council, involving colleagues at the Universities of Cardiff, Essex and Mannheim (Germany).
19 Feb 2021
GenPopWeb2 is an ESRC-funded network of UK-based academic and non-academic partners to share knowledge and collaborate in the area of online data collection in social surveys. The network is led by Olga Maslovskaya (University of Southampton), Lisa Calderwood (UCL), Laura Wilson (ONS) and Gerry Nicolaas (NatCen).
15 Jan 2021
NEW BLOG: Natasha Phillips, researcher in the Methodology & Innovation Hub and questionnaire design expert, discusses how video interviewing has proved to be an excellent option for testing questionnaires during the pandemic, and one that can be utilised alongside more conventional modes now and in the future.
13 Jan 2021
The latest edition of the SRA journal Social Research Practice includes an article looking at How should we present ‘don’t know’ options in self-completion surveys? Lessons from three experiments (pdf), co-authored by Bernard Steen.
12 Jan 2021
Our Director of NatCen Learning, Debbie Collins, has written a quick start guide for the NCRM on planning to teach social research methods online - guiding principles. Find out more about the online courses that NatCen Learning can offer.
28 Dec 2020
In an article for the SRA Research Matters magazine, Kirsty Cole from NatCen and Erica Wong from UCL describe the results of a small-scale feasibility study testing the use of computer-assisted video interviewing on the Age 50 Survey of the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).
21 August 2020
NEW BLOG: Martin Wood, NatCen's Director of Longitudinal Surveys, discusses how the UK’s longitudinal social research studies have stepped forward to offer a means of understanding the Covid-19 outbreak’s impact on work, family life, wellbeing and health-related behaviour.
7 July 2020
Ceri Davies speaks to Impact Magazine about bringing deliberative research online, for an article on the rise of citizens’ assemblies and the future of deliberation.
14 April 2020
NEW BLOG: How do we best adapt social survey questionnaires for the era of online data collection? As @GerryNicolaas explains, success lies in going back to the basics. This article first appeared in @TheSRAOrg’s Research Matters magazine
28 February 2020
New ESRC-funded @GenPopWeb2 network, involving NatCen with researchers from University College London, University of Southampton and the Office for National Statistics aims to develop knowledge and practice in relation to transitioning face-to-face surveys to online data collection.
10 December 2019
Ceri Davies and Anna Marcinklewicz run a workshop on Digital deliberations: creating a tool for thoughtful democracy? at the Social Research Association Annual Conference
18 July 2019
Anne Connolly presents paper at European Survey Research Association conference, July 2019 Overweight & obesity within households: An exploration using objective physical measurements and subjective self-assessments from the Health Survey for England
21 June 2019
Head of Methods, Gerry Nicolaas, delivers keynote address to the 2019 Future of Online Data Collection in Social Surveys international conference Online data collection for social surveys: back to basics.