A report was produced and circulated, and a summary paper, Healthy, Wealthy and Wise, was published in the Gazette.
It was decided to conduct a similar survey five years on. The objectives of the 2007 survey included:
1600 paper questionnaires were mailed out with Fixture Books to Associates in early January and a further 350 were sent to non-Associates. This time an online option was also provided, available on the CA website.
By the end of February 716 responses had been logged (an excellent 37% return rate) and analysis was started. In fact, the final figure was well over 800. 68% chose to respond by mail and 32% online. 102 of the responses were from non-Associates.
Analysis was undertaken in two stages. The first, called ‘Primary Analysis’, considers the responses to each question in turn. Tables and graphical representations were generated to present the results. The second stage is referred to as ‘Secondary Analysis’. Here specific issues were addressed, by considering several responses together and, in some cases, additional data from outside the survey.
Throughout the analysis, but particularly in the secondary stage, the data was interpreted with a degree of subjectivity, conclusions were drawn and recommendations were made. All of the opinions expressed in the report and in this summary are those of the author (Kevin Carter) and do not necessarily represent the views either of the CA as a whole or of the CA Marketing Committee.
You can download the Contents and Summary (8 pages / 70kB) or the full report (71 pages / 505kB).
The 2002 survey is still available also.
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