Shane Howe is a Research Director based in the Centre for Social Survey Transformation. His experience focuses on quantitative methods with an emphasis on survey and questionnaire design. He has worked on several large-scale cross-sectional household surveys, including the English Housing Survey, Taking Part and British Social Attitudes.
He has recently been part of several projects which aim to understand the impact of shifting modes on survey data and minimise disruption to trend series data. Recently he has helped to transition the British Social Attitudes questionnaire from face-to-face data collection to online and telephone assisted interviewing. In addition to this, he has also played a leading role in developing the National Travel Attitudes Study, a multi-mode panel study on behalf of the Department for Transport, using both web and telephone interviews.
Shane’s main interests reside in questionnaire design and improving the user experience for respondents in a self-completion environment.