New SHEUNews newsletter September 2018: http://sheu.org.uk/content/page/sheu-news
I always learn things from listening to the radio. On 'The Infinite Monkey Cage', I heard Brian Cox rattle off a 'rule of thumb', which goes something like:
A number plus or minus the square root of the sample size is consistent with random sampling error.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04yfsst (listen from 20 minutes in)
I hadn't heard that one, but deploying those key research tools, the back of an envelope and a pencil, I could see where it comes from.
SHEU surveys are featured in the Public Health England toolkit for schools and colleges, put together by the Anna Freud Centre
The toolkit encourages schools and colleges to monitor their pupils' and students' mental wellbeing, and offer SHEU among other approaches to doing this. Of course, a SHEU survey includes other aspects of health and wellbeing than mental and emotional.
We have simultaneously released our two missing volumes of the Young People... series:
Young People into 2016
|1. Was the information you received from SHEU before the survey…?|
We're working hard on the production of our once-annual reports following the retirement of David McGeorge last year, but we're realising how much work he used to put in!
But we've compiled all the aggregate data sets, and have produced most of the tables, and have had a peek at what the results are telling us.
We often look to see how groups of vulnerable young people are doing relative to their peers in our data sets.
We were recently prompted to look at young people who are young carers, who have special educational needs, who are attending PRUs, and who are in Special Schools. The numbers from PRUs and Special Schools who completed any of our questionnaires are small, and they may not have answered the same set of questions, so this analysis is rather patchy.