Main Survey

Technical reports

Technical reports provide an overview of the methodology employed on each Wave of the study.

Wave 8

This report provides an account of the methodology used in the eighth wave of Understanding Society.

It contains sections on:

  • Fieldwork Design
  • Contact and Co-operation
  • Movers and Tracing
  • Translations
  • The Interview
  • Piloting
  • Briefings and interviewer materials
  • Response to web survey
  • Overall Response
  • Data Preparation

Wave 8 technical report

Wave 7

This report provides an account of the methodology used in the seventh wave of Understanding Society.

It contains sections on:

  • Fieldwork Design
  • Contact and Co-operation
  • Movers and Tracing
  • Translations
  • The Interview
  • Piloting
  • Briefings and interviewer materials
  • Response
  • Data Preparation

Wave 7 technical report

Wave 6

These reports provide an account of the methodology used in the sixth wave of Understanding Society and the IEMB.

The mainstage report contains sections on:

  • Fieldwork Design
  • Contact and Co-operation
  • Movers and Tracing
  • Translations
  • The Interview
  • Piloting
  • Briefings and interviewer materials
  • Response
  • Data Preparation

Wave 6 technical report


The IEMB report contains sections on:

  • Overview of survey design
  • Interview components
  • Movers and Tracing
  • Sampling
  • Piloting
  • Translated interviews
  • Advance letters
  • Fieldwork
  • Interviewer materials and incentives
  • Response
  • Data preparation

IEMB technical report

Wave 5

  • Fieldwork Design
  • Contact and Co-operation
  • Movers and Tracing
  • Translations
  • The Interview
  • Piloting
  • Briefings and interviewer materials
  • Response
  • Data Preparation

Wave 5 technical report

Wave 4

  • Fieldwork Design
  • Contact and Co-operation
  • Movers and Tracing
  • Translations
  • The Interview
  • Piloting
  • Briefings and interviewer materials
  • Response
  • Data Preparation

Wave 4 technical report

Wave 3

  • Survey Design
  • Contact and Co-operation
  • Movers and Tracing
  • Translations
  • The Interview
  • Briefings and interviewer documents
  • Response
  • Data Preparation

Wave 3 technical report

Wave 2

  • Survey Design
  • Contact and Co-operation
  • Translations
  • The Interview
  • Briefings and materials
  • Response
  • Data Preparation

Wave 2 technical report

Wave 1

  • Sample Design
  • Developing Survey Instruments
  • Translations
  • Fieldwork
  • Response Rates
  • Data Preparation

Wave 1 technical report

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