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Collecting Primary Data

The Data Manager is available to advise on projects involving primary data collection. The Data Manager can advise on focus groups, questionnaire design, data entry, database design, and the data protection act.

The Essex Data Archive provides advice for data creators, including an outline of the legal issues involved and details of possible ESRC funding opportunities at:

http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/creatingData/advice.asp

The CASS Question Bank holds questionnaires for large scale social surveys which have a nationally representative sample and are generally conducted by a large and professional survey organisation. This gives researchers access to survey questions that have been fully tested.

For further information please see http://qb.soc.surrey.ac.uk/