The survey deployed as part of my PhD data collection – the Scottish Career Information Survey – has been open for nearly two months now.
I am happy to report that the response from secondary schools and young people has been overwhelmingly positive so far, and that the target number of participants has been reached (and surpassed)!
Next week, I will close the survey and move to the next step of my data collection: follow-up interviews with young people who completed the survey and who expressed an interest in participating in further research.
But before I do so, I would like to invite anyone who hasn’t done the survey yet, and who wishes to do so, to head over to the Young Scot website and share their views; there is still some time to have your say!
I also include some additional information about the survey, and how you can take part, below!
Scottish Career Information Survey
What is this research about?
This survey asks questions about young people’s information seeking patterns and their confidence in their information handling skills. Survey findings will lead to an improved understanding of how young people look for career information, and will be applied towards skills and service development.
Who can take part in this research?
All young people who are ordinarily resident in Scotland, and aged 13-18, are invited to complete the survey.
How long does it take and what’s in it for me?
This brief survey takes only 5-10 minutes to complete. As a ‘thank you’, participants receive 150 Young Scot points. They may also enter the survey prize draw, which gives them the chance to win one out of three love2shop vouchers worth £50.
Many thanks to all the schools that disseminated the survey link to their students, and to the hundreds of young people who took the time to fill out the survey, and to provide comments about their experiences with career information. A special ‘thank you’ also goes to:
- the folks over at Young Scot, who put the survey up on the Young Scot website, and arranged for 150 Young Scot points to be awarded to everyone who completes the survey
- YouthLink Scotland, who kindly included the survey in their newsletter
- the SGSSS team and the Napier admin team who helped secure £150 for the survey prize draw (equivalent to 3x£50 love2shop vouchers to be awarded to three lucky winners shortly – respondents, keep an eye on your email to see if you won!)
- colleagues who circulated the survey link through their networks, and especially the Napier MyFutures team and the Widening Participation team who offered valuable advice and assistance