Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 5: results from methodological experiments

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Katrin Auspurg, Jonathan Burton, Carl Cullinane, Adeline Delavande, Fumagalli Laura, Maria Iacovou, Annette Jäckle, Olena Kaminska, Peter Lynn, Paul Mathews, Gerry Nicolaas, Cheti Nicoletti, Cong Ye and Basit Zafar

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This paper presents some preliminary findings from Wave 5 of the Innovation Panel (IP5) of Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study. Understanding Society is a major panel survey in the UK. In February 2012, the fifth wave of the Innovation Panel went into the field. IP5 used a mixed-mode design, using on-line interviews and face-to-face interviews. This paper describes the design of IP5, the experiments carried and the preliminary findings from early analysis of the data.

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