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Survey Methodology Bulletin No.58 August 2006

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 58 - Aug 2006 (787.4 Kb Pdf)


  • Editorial
    Zeeshan Rahman

  • The impact of mode on the comparability of survey data
    Zeeshan Rahman & Abigail Dewar

  • Developing a postal questionnaire on social capital
    Abigail Dewar & Amanda Wilmot

  • Maximising response to a postal survey on social capital
    Abigail Dewar

  • In search of a population sampling frame for UK postal surveys
    Sarah Tipping & Gerry Nicolaas

  • Population coverage and response rates for a postal survey on social capital
    Gerry Nicolaas

  • Mode effects in social capital surveys
    Gerry Nicolaas & Sarah Tipping

  • Developing harmonised questions for use in a mixed-mode data collection environment
    Amanda Wilmot & Abigail Dewar


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