New Understanding Society Innovation Panel data available

Article dated: 29 June 2018

Wave 10 of the Understanding Society Innovation Panel (IP) has been released. Researchers can now download the data from us by following the registration instructions.

The Innovation Panel is a longitudinal survey designed for researchers to use as a test-bed for innovative ways of collecting data and developing new areas of research.

The Panel conducts multiple experiments and methodological tests each year which are submitted by researchers worldwide. The next call for proposals will be launched in Spring 2019.

The Innovation Panel team has published a new working paper which summarises the results of experiments and methodological tests: Understanding Society Innovation Panel Wave 10: Results from Methodological Experiments.

Breakdown of the experiments in wave 10

  • Applying prospect theory to survey advance letters (Peter Lynn)
  • Financial management and perceptions of ownership of money within couples (Hayley Fisher, Hamish Low)
  • Can we improve the representativeness of non-resident parents, and collect robust data on reasons for separation? (Caroline Bryson, Stephen McKay)
  • Evaluating consent for linkage to the electoral register (Nicole Martin, Maria Sobolewska)
  • Comparing static and dynamic presentation of question grids (Tim Hanson)
  • Twitter Linkage Consent (Tarek Al Baghal, Curtis Jessop, Luke Sloan)

Training for IP data users

The online course Introduction to the Innovation Panel using Stata consists of an introductory presentation about the Innovation Panel, followed by a series of examples. The focus of the course is on understanding which data are available and how to prepare them for analyses, rather than on analysis methods.

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