Data collection

SHEU provides Data Collection and Analysis Services for clients who are involved in a range of sectors including Health and Education. A list of data processing work is provided.

Data collection
We have decades of experience of collecting quantitative data and composing questionnaires for a range of client groups via paper-based methods. We have also gained experience of using detailed on line questionnaires. We can advise you on all stages of these processes. The design and layout of your survey instruments are crucial and we can support your ideas using professional DTP software and we can commission very cost effective printing. For details of our services using qualitative research methods including interviews visit Evaluation and Monitoring services

Data entry and checking
Our data-entry staff are flexible and efficient and have a very high reliability for punching data onto computer files. We can double-enter (verify) all figures if extra accuracy is required, and use a variety of custom software to check the integrity and accuracy of entered data. We have an experienced team of people who can turn your respondents' written responses into numeric codes for data entry.

Reporting and analysis
We use a variety of statistical software and can produce basic descriptions, complex statistical tests and clear summary reports from your survey data. Again, we can design and commission very cost effective printing of any reports that you need to circulate. Our team is adaptable and flexible to take account of your particular needs.

For further information about SHEU Data Collection and Analysis Services please contact:
david.regis@sheu.org.uk
Tel: 01392 667272

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Comments about SHEU

"We are planning next year's programmes around this information." Health Education Adviser

Health Education Adviser

"...the most comprehensive health education survey."

Daily Telegraph

"I have never looked at myself in this way before." Pupil

Pupil

"As a Deputy Head in a large secondary school I was involved in taking part in a city wide health and wellbeing survey over a period of six years. Completing the survey every two years grew in importance year on year, with the final cycle having a major impact on our SDP, PHSE curriculum, Ofsted outcomes and governor understanding.
Over the six year period we moved from a small sample in two tutor groups filling in a paper survey to two year groups completing an online survey. The reports produced give graphical analysis of a wide range of issues. As a result of the survey we increased the number of PSHE workshop days for students to address issues such as smoking, drug and alcohol awareness, anti-bullying workshops. The surveys helped Governors make a positive informed decision to allow Brook Advisory Clinic nurses on site to support students.
As a result of taking part and using the evidence provided we were able to offer more support for students which had a direct impact on improved attendance and outcomes."

Deputy Head Secondary School

"Your work in developing the Health Related Behaviour Survey was ground breaking and has continued to evolve." Tribute from a Director of Public Health to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

"The data from last time were spot-on and we have done lots of work with it. We are very keen to repeat the survey." Headteacher

Headteacher

I've just spent a really interesting half an hour reading through our ...survey (report). Always food for thought and a good way to look at how we can improve.

Headteacher

"This is an excellent way of keeping up to date belt and braces style."

School Drugs Advisor

I think the HRBQ is an absolutely wonderful, informative tool and I am keen to really encourage schools/other relevant partners (as appropriate) to utilise this invaluable data to encourage voice of the child, and subsequently contribute to shaping priorities and services.

Senior Health Improvement Practitioner (Children and Young People)

"The data for (us) are very useful ... This is especially important when evaluating the impact of interventions regarding alcohol or other areas, as the survey data are likely to provide an earlier indication than routine data sources."

Specialist Registrar in Public Health