New Zealand Panel Survey - Feedback Sought
Motu Senior Fellow Dave Maré is presently seeking feedback about the potential value of a new household panel survey for New Zealand. More information about this potential project is outlined below; if you have any feedback to offer, email by 3 August.
A discussion document (pdf, 768kb) is available. This is a draft intended as a background for feedback and discussion. We are particularly interested in:
- Your assessment of the potential value of a household panel survey;
- Any reservations or concerns that you have about the idea.
There is also a document with prompts to assist you in providing feedback (pdf, 360kb).
This process was initiated by Dave Maré, with initial support from the Motu Foundation. The initiative reflects Dave’s view that a household panel survey could make a valuable contribution to New Zealand’s social science infrastructure. However, the desirability of establishing such an initiative depends on the degree of interest and support from the research, policy, and statistical community, and an appraisal of the associated costs. Getting feedback is therefore a means of gauging this interest. Motu will also host a workshop in late August to discuss issues and feedback, following which we will decide whether and how to proceed further.
We are grateful for the support in this exploration stage of Statistics New Zealand, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (through the Department of Labour), Treasury, and Motu Research. This support does not indicate a firm commitment to any course of action.
Posted 17-Jul-2012 by Tui