How Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Jonathan Burton University of Essex
  • Peter Lynn University of Essex
  • Michaela Benzeval University of Essex
Keywords: CATI; mixed-modes; Understanding Society; web survey

Abstract

Understanding Society is a household panel survey with continuous fieldwork (monthly samples) using a mixed mode design. Prior to March 2020, around half of all interviews were carried out face-to-face, amounting to around 1,150 interviews per month. This article outlines how the survey rapidly transitioned to a protocol without face-to-face interviews and presents some initial indicators of the impact of the change on field outcomes.

Author Biography

Peter Lynn, University of Essex
Professor of Survey Methodology
Published
2020-06-02
How to Cite
Burton, J., Lynn, P., & Benzeval, M. (2020). How Understanding Society: The UK Household Longitudinal Study adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey Research Methods, 14(2), 235-239. https://doi.org/10.18148/srm/2020.v14i2.7746