UK 1995

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Samples included

Sample description
Country: UK 1995
Study title: OPCS Omnibus Survey Time Use Module
Collector: ISER, University of Sussex, Funded by Office for National Statistics
When conducted: May 1995
Sampling method and study design: This pilot study undertaken to facilitate future studies using time budgets which would not unduly burden respondents. The instrument developed is a what did you do yesterday diary covering 1/4 hour time slots and using 30 pre-coded activities. Respodents completed the diaries themselves with the assistance of interviewers. this study was included as a part of the 1995 OPCS OMNIBUS study. The instrument took an average of 8 minutes to administer.(OPCS Omnibus sample frame: interview 2,000 households per month randomly selected from 100 post code sectors, stratified by region, proportion of households renting from local authorities and proportion of heads of households in SEGs 1-5 (professionals, employers and managers)
Sample size: 1,875 useful time diaries (completed with fewer than 30 minutes of missing time)
Response rate: 93%
Weighting procedures: Weighting factor divided by the number of eligible household members (aged 5+) by the product of the number of HH members aged 18+ and the number of completed diaries
Sources of information: Jonathan Gershuny and Rachel Smith. (October 1995) "Report to the Central Statistical Office of a Simple Time Diary Schedule". Working document, ESRC Research Centre on Micro-social Change, University of Essex
Available documentation: Questionnaire

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