The RAINDROP Study is making good progress. Chris and Rob have been liaising with Qa Research who will be conducting the questionnaire on behalf of the University of Newcastle.
The questionnaire is nearing completion and will be rolled out nationwide on 26th September.
Over a year since our last update, so we will try and keep this one short and sweet.
The project continues to make fantastic progress. Our first wave of questionnaires have been distributed, completed and returned. We are delighted to have a co-operative sample with lots of high quality data to work with! The analysis of data is ongoing, producing a lot of interesting results which we look forward to sharing with you.
Design of the second questionnaire is underway and the second wave of data collection should commence in February. We have an exciting meeting coming up with Cam Donaldson in Glasgow about some theoretical and methodological issues and we are very much looking forward to having a good discussion!
In other news we have gained a member of staff, Katherine Carr who is our new research assistant. She recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with an MSc in Economics and Health Economics, swapping cities with Robert Smith who continues to pursue his PhD with the School of Health and Related Research. Congratulations to you both!
Hopefully it won't be so long before our next update - keep on checking back for more progress reports.