There is a movement within government to go ‘digital by default’ whenever there is a genuine choice of approach. This means that more and more government services are moving online to pursue efficiency savings, decrease the use of high cost channels and improve the convenience for users.

Within that context, the Cabinet Office commissioned Kantar Public to test the transfer of its Community Life Survey from a traditional face-to-face interview to an online self-completion questionnaire. In Wednesday’s presentation Joel Williams, Head of Methodology at Kantar Public, Matt Kerlogue from the Civil Service People Survey and Hannah Braine from the Community Life Survey will reveal the results of the test. They will outline which design elements were most effective in terms of sample recruitment, what the data quality was like and, of course, how the results differed from those obtained via the traditional method.

The seminars will begin at 5.00 pm and run till 6.30 pm. Places are limited and for security reasons the SRA need to know who will be attending and give names to DEFRA in advance.

Please visit the SRA website to register your place at this free seminar.