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From LFS to AES – selecting individuals for the Adult Education Survey (NPT...
Wed 14 June 2017, 11:00 – 11:30 BST
Since 2011, the Labour Force Survey (LFS) has included a question to ask respondents for consent to follow-up surveys. This follow-up panel provides a sampling frame of around 20,000 individuals per quarter, making it one of the largest face-to-face interview panels in the UK. With pressure on ONS to save money when collecting data for our surveys, this sampling frame allows the use of information collected on the LFS to target the sample, thereby reducing respondent burden and overall survey costs; but is this at a price of introducing bias?
In September 2016, ONS commenced fieldwork for the 2016/17 Adult Education Survey (AES), conducting a telephone survey of around 15,000 individuals using the LFS follow-up panel as a sampling frame. This joint presentation from Social Surveys Division and Methodology will take the AES as an example to outline the opportunities and challenges of using this sampling frame.