Social Survey Data Collection

9. Author Biography

Stephen Woodland is currently the Head of Survey Operations at the Office for National Statistics (UK) where he has responsibility for all household data collection activities. The ONS is the Government Department responsible for collecting and publishing official statistics about the UK's society and economy. Approximately 1,300 Interviewers are employed covering both face-to-face and telephone data collection.

Stephen has over 15 years experience working in social research in both the private and public sectors. He has designed and managed some of the largest household surveys in the UK including the Labour Force Survey.

Stephen actively participates in a number of International forums looking at improving data collection processes and has been a regular participant at the International Field Directors and Technologies Conference.