Webinar: The ONS Labour Force Survey Transformation Project - Designing a web-first approach to data collection

15 May 2018
Online, 14.00 - 15.00 BST

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is transforming the way its surveys collect data. It is introducing an online mode, and designing for a web-first approach to mixed-mode collection, which brings challenges and opportunities.

This free webinar, organised by the UK Data Service in association with the Social Research Association, will be presented by Alex Nolan, a Senior Research Officer at  ONS. Alex will describe how ONS is developing a respondent-centric approach to moving labour market survey data collection online.

The webinar:

  • describes the principles of the Government Digital Service that underpin the ONS's approach
  • describes the qualitative development that has taken place so far
  • discusses the evidence on the effectiveness of this approach from recent online quantitative surveys

The webinar will consist of a 40 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes for questions.

Level: Introductory/Intermediate

Experience/Knowledge required: Basic understanding of surveys. This webinar is likely to be of most interest to those who are familiar with the LFS or other large surveys

Target audience: Anyone with an interest in understanding the LFS transformation programme and the approach the ONS is using to transform its surveys from interview to online surveys


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