How to do a rolling survey

Most of the time you think about doing a survey, it involves sending out a questionnaire for all your participants to complete at the same time.

But what if you run a project that where you don’t see everyone together? For example, you might work run a counselling project with young people that are referred to you one or two at a time over the course of a year.

Kingston Bereavement Services Saying Goodbye Project works with young people one at a time, as they are referred to the project, and uses a rolling survey.

Don’t panic! There is a solution. You need to run a ‘rolling survey’ where you gather your survey data over a period of time.

This is easy providing that you plan your survey correctly – because NPC’s Well-being Measure has a feature that allows you to add participants during a survey.

To learn how to plan and rolling survey what extra things you need to think about, read our new guidance here.


About John Copps

John is part of NPC's research and consulting team and is the founder of NPC's Well-being Measure, a social business that provides an online tool to measure young people’s well-being. He has eight years experience of research and consulting, and is passionate about how data can be used to improve the performance of organisations. John is a regular contributor to NPC's blog and has also contributed to pieces for BBC Radio, the Guardian, and the Financial Times. John is a governor of a secondary school.
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