Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 7: Results from Methodological Experiments

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Annelies G. Blom, Jonathan Burton, Cara L. Booker, Alexandru Cernat, Malcolm Fairbrother, Annette Jäckle, Olena Kaminska, Florian Keusch, Jon A. Krosnick, Peter Lynn, Daniel Oberski, Stephen Pudney, Emanuela Sala, Sebastian Schnettler, Henning Silber, Tobias H Stark, S.C. Noah Uhrig and Ting Yan

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This paper presents some preliminary findings from Wave 7 of the Innovation Panel (IP7) of Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study. Understanding Society is a major panel survey in the UK. In June 2014, the seventh wave of the Innovation Panel went into the field. IP7 includes a new refreshment sample and used a mixed-mode design, using on-line interviews and face-to-face interviews. This paper describes the design of IP7, the experiments carried and the preliminary findings from early analysis of the data.

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