By Kieron L Jones, on 27 March 2009
The Survey Resources Network (SRN) is a service funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to “co-ordinate and develop ESRC activities related to survey research methods”. The aim of the Network is to “provide a coherent and integrated approach to the development of skills and knowledge, the dissemination of research findings and research resources, and the promotion of best survey practice”. SRN offers flexible and practical training in survey skills, it contributes to ESRC strategy in survey research methods, and it explores new data management processes with the intention of improving the data collection process. SRN also offers online resources including the Survey Question Bank (the successor to the ESRC Question Bank) and links to other relevant online material.
RN is based at the University of Essex, in partnership with the Institute for Social and Economic Research, the National Centre for Social Research, the National Centre for Research Methods at the University of Southampton, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies at the Institute of Education, and the UK Data Archive.