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

"You have made a fantastic contribution to children’s health education and promotion. I am personally grateful to you for helping to kickstart my research career." Prof. Neil Armstrong tribute to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Prof Neil Armstrong

"The service you provide is of national significance." Health Development Agency

Health Development Agency

"Thank you from my staff to you and all your staff. The speed of 'turn-around' of the questionnaires is outstanding in anyone's terms." Headteacher

Headteacher

I would just like to say thank you very much to Angela, yourself and all of the SHEU team for making the [survey] so successful. The survey has been well received and we are using data in new ways to help support work on local Public Health priorities.

Senior Public Health Specialist

Any comments on specific survey questions that may have caused difficulty?
Pupils at our primary school found the questionnaire very easy to understand and most of them completed the questions in less than 45min.

Teacher

"As a result of the survey we reviewed and amended PSHE schemes of work, we are currently working on a "Green Travel Plan", a morning breakfast club was established and we further developed 6th Form mentoring."

Health Education Coordinator

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

Daily Telegraph

"You have often stood alone against the media who were often looking for the sensational headline. I have noticed an important change: the media now look out for and report very fairly and fully on the reports from the team." 
Tributes from a Health Education Advisor to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Education Advisor

"Thanks for presenting the survey to local schools this morning, I just wanted to thank you for such interesting and thought-provoking information.  
I’m really glad we were able to take part - the information (particularly headline data and differences) will support us to have some really interesting questions with the Year group as a whole about the sense they’re making of this; what they think it might mean in terms of changes they might make, and what they need to support them in this."

Deputy Headteacher

"Brilliant - thank you Angela. As always you and your team are so proficient at getting our requests dealt with so promptly - it is a real pleasure to work with such a great organisation."

Health Improvement Adviser