The aim of this Briefing is two-fold. First, it provides data users with a concise and succinct outline of the fieldwork protocols and outcomes used to produce the Skills and Employment Survey 2017 (SES2017). A fuller account can be found in the Technical Report provided by GfK which is available on the project web site. Secondly, it offers a full account of how the weights supplied with the integrated dataset were derived. This is information that can only be found in this Technical Briefing.
The Briefing covers:
- the background to the survey;
- the sample design;
- the data collection and fieldwork outcomes;
- the representativeness of SES2017 and its predecessors, and the weighting procedures adopted to address design and non-response effects;
- a summary of the survey’s main features.
Each section in the Briefing covers each of these themes in turn.