Tim is a quantitative social research specialist with 12 years’ experience. He has particular interest in questionnaire development and oversees our work around innovation in research methods and new offers.

Tim Hanson

Tim joined BMRB’s graduate scheme in 2004, and became a Director in 2015. Tim has led numerous projects across survey modes and policy areas and has particular experience in the management of large and complex random probability studies. His experience includes managing the Understanding Society Innovation Panel, the National Survey for Wales and the Citizenship Survey.

Tim leads our work around questionnaire design and has worked closely with a range of government clients in this area, leading questionnaire development projects for surveys including the National Student Survey, the Millennium Cohort Survey and the European Social Survey. In addition, he runs questionnaire design training courses for junior researchers and leads a questionnaire design group in Kantar Public. The group regularly run experiments to assess the impact of question wording, order and format on response. One of Tim’s current areas of interest is to examine the design challenges and opportunities offered by the increased use of mobile devices for social surveys.