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Title: ONS Omnibus Survey, February 2006      
dateReleased:
02-28-2012
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.5/5890
ID:
hdl:1902.5/5890
description:
The ONS Opinions Survey (OPN), previously known as ONS Omnibus Survey or Omnibus, is a regular, multi-purpose survey which was carried out in eight months of the year until April 2005. From this point it has run monthly. It started operating commercially in 1990 and was set up originally to meet the needs of government departments for a survey that used short and simple sets of questions, had greater statistical reliability than private sector omnibus surveys and a properly designed random sample. Now, however, an increasing number of academics are finding it a valuable research tool. The Opinions Survey is used for a number of purposes, for example: to provide quick answers to questions of immediate interest to provide information on topics that do not require a full survey to develop and pilot questions for other surveys to sift for subgroups that can be followed up in another surveyHistory From January 2008 the ONS Omnibus Survey changed its name to the ONS Opinions Survey and becam e part of the Integrated Household Survey (IHS). As a result, certain classificatory variables were altered to harmonise with the rest of the surveys that form the IHS. For further information, see detailed breakdown of the changes contained within the documentation for 2008 studies onwards. Subsequently, in January 2010, the OPN component was dropped from the IHS due to only one individual per household being interviewed, while the IHS requires questions to be asked of all house hold members. This process significantly increased the length of the OPN interview and, therefore, OPN reverted back to interviewing one household member, but still contains questions harmonised to the IHS. Special Licence Access Opinions Survey data With effect from 2008, the decision was made by ONS to make all new and existing Disability Monitoring data (Module 363) and Contraception data (Module 170) issuable only to Approved Researchers under Special Licence access conditions due to the disclosive nature of the modules. See the ONS Opinions Survey Special Licence Access datasets page for these and other special licence data.
description:
Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division, 2012, "ONS Omnibus Survey, February 2006"
name:
Office for National Statistics. Social and Vital Statistics Division
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997