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

"The Unit has a unique historical and contemporary archive of young people." Prof. Ted Wragg 1938-2005

Prof Ted Wragg, 1938-2005

"We use the data to inform whole school practice: Pastoral programmes for target groups of pupils; Items for discussion with School Council; Information to help us achieve the Healthy School gold standard; To develop and dicuss with pupils our Anti-Bullying Policy; Targeted whole class sessions with the Police Community Support Officers; To share pupil perceptions of all aspects of their school life with parents, staff and governers." 

Learning Mentor

"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

"...the only question to cause a problem was 'has everyone got a pen?" Supervisor's notes following a school survey

Supervisor's Notes

"Within the curriculum, we are part of the Healthy Schools programme - and the local, Director of Public Health Award. We cover many facets of health from emotional intelligence to safety education and our very strong, Anti-Bullying and Child Protection programmes. You can imagine our delight when the Local Authority and our school nurse made the following comments after we took part in the regional Schools Health Education Unit Survey: " Head Teacher.
“This was an amazing set of outcomes and really good evidence that (your school) is doing a wonderful job in prioritizing the health and well-being of its pupils … Well done to staff, governors and parents for all your work on this through the Director of Public Health award and other strategies. It is very clear that pupils feel happy, safe and involved at the school and your caring ethos shines through this data.”
Healthy Schools Coorduinator.

 

Headteacher & Healthy Schools Coordinator

"You and the team have the evidence to show how young people's behaviour has or hasn't changed over time." 
Tribute from a Health Education Co-ordinator to John Balding, presented at his retirement lunch, May 2005

Health Education Co-ordinator

"Just to say a huge thank you for all your efforts in helping us with the Health survey amongst pupils. It has provided us with significant data which will be used across the school to help us improve. It helped us to obtain a healthy schools standard as well. I hope we can make this an annual feature as we can track the changing health of our pupils." Headteacher

Headteacher

...Many thanks for all your work with this year’s survey. It’s already proving to be invaluable especially against the severe cuts in services that are looming.

Health Promotion Manager

"I really think that the HRBQ is a wonderful piece of work in terms of getting useful information for so many different organisations in one go." Healthy Children's Research and Statistics Officer

Research and Statistics Officer

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