With us on board, you get help with:
As with other surveys, we have different methods of getting answers to our questions, including radio buttons, check boxes and free text input. However, our main method of collecting answers is based on a sliding 1000 point scale (0-100 with 1 decimal place) superimposed onto a categorical scale:
This replaces the normal array of radio buttons that you see on most surveys.
The advantage of this is that the respondents can choose where they want to be on the scale - they are not restricted to a choice between "very involved" and "quite involved" - they can choose to place their answer between the 2 - so they can say they are "involved".
The results are numbers - so, for example, "involved" might be recorded as 87.9 or it might be 82.3. This gives us the possibility to present the results as both a categorical scale (e.g. 87.9 would score in the "very involved" category, 82.3 would score in the "quite involved" category) or as a number - which means we can calculate averages as well as being able to do lots more statistical analyses.
The Gloucestershire Online Pupil Survey 2012 results are now in, with over 20,000 responses recorded, including Further Education colleges for the first time. We now have 3 versions of the survey:
Each version can be displayed without graphics, to serve the needs of Special School pupils. We have also incorporated some questions specifically aimed at Looked After Children (LAC)/Children in care to capture core questions to continue the information gathering of the LAC survey from 2011 - this is planned to be run biennially, in the years when the OPS is not running.
Further developments have been made to Lodeseeker™, our online reporting and data visualisation software. What's new?
We go live October 1st 2012. For a description of what Lodeseeker™ can already do, see here
Lodeseeker™ is now integrated with the Gloucestershire Healthy Schools programme!
Fabresearch is very happy to partner with Iteracy to provide an entry point to Lodeseeker™ from the new Healthy Schools audit tool for Gloucestershire available through the Gloucestershire Living and Learning site (see www.ghll.org.uk)
A resumé of who we are and what we are doing can be seen here (pdf)
|Pauline Foster on 01666 504301|