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Sport: Active People Survey

Volume 712: debated on Monday 5 October 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the methodology and questionnaire format being used by IPSOS MORI in compiling the Active People Survey 3, showing how the sample of 500 people per local authority is prepared and implemented. [HL5165]

An easily accessible questionnaire briefing note is available on Sport England's website. This provides detail of every question in the survey, who it is asked of, and the rationale for each question (see link below). A hard copy of the actual CATI (Computer Aided Telephone Interviewing) questionnaire is available, on request, from Sport England.

The Active People Survey 3 is based on a random stratified sample to ensure minimum samples in each Local Authority in England. Random Digit Dialling (RDD) is used in the selection of the sample, with one respondent randomly selected from the eligible household members.

Frequently Asked Questions outlining the methodology are available on Sport England's website (see link below). A full technical report is also is available, on request, from Sport England (this relates to Active People Survey 1, as subsequent technical reports have not yet been published).