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.
We are in the process of finalising the 2014 questionnaire for deployment in the Spring Term, January through to Easter. This time for the first time we have Independent Schools signed up as well as the majority of Gloucestershire's Primary and Secondary schools - whether they are Local Authority run or Academies.
We are also extending our 'Year 12/FE' survey to more Further Education establishments.
Our online reporting tool continues to inform the Local Authority in all aspects of their work relating to children and young people. Schools are also finding the results invaluable especially when OFSTED come calling.
Here are some of the reports produced:
For a fuller 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 http://showcase.ghll.org.uk)
|Pauline Foster on 01285 700759|