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

Jonathan Burton, Peter Lynn, Michaela Benzeval
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.
doi:10.18148/srm/2020.v14i2.7746 fatcat:nyyyci34rfhd5gof22n6gsctju