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Survey Methodology Bulletin No. 43 July 1998

The Survey Methodology Bulletin (SMB) is primarily produced to inform staff in the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the wider Government Statistical Service (GSS) about ONS survey methodology work and includes short articles about methodological projects or issues of general interest.

Survey Methodology Bulletin 43 - Jul 1998 (714.6 Kb Pdf)


  • A new definition for the household reference person
    Jean Martin, Baljit Gill, and Deborah Lader
  • An initial look at harmonised survey data
    Amanda White and Sarah McCreith
  • Incentive payments on social surveys: a summary of recent research
    Tricia Dodd
  • Understanding household survey non-response through geodemographic coding schemes
    John King and Kate Foster
  • Improving advance letters for major government surveys: final results
    Amanda White, Jean Martin, Nikki Bennett and Stephanie Freeth
  • Person vs household weighting on the UK Labour Force Survey
    Dave Elliot and Sharon Bruce
  • Forthcoming Conferences, Seminars and Courses
  • The GSS Methodology Series


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