Answered By: Business Librarian
Last Updated: 16 Dec, 2014     Views: 70

UK Data Service

You can find questionnaires in the UK Data Service (a resource which is available to members of UK universities - you need to register for an account using your university email address to access the data). This resource has studies such as the Labour Force Survey and the National Travel Survey. You can look up individual questions, searching by keyword, using the Variable and Question Bank. To find the full survey that a question is included in, you'll need to browse around quite a bit in the documentation and FAQs sections for the survey - it seems easier to find for some surveys than others, you may even need to go to an external page. To access a particular survey go to Get Data, then Key Data, where there are various browse menus.

While the surveys in the UK Data Services don't necessarily focus on the topic you're researching, they may be useful when thinking about the structure of questions and questionnaires.

PhD theses

Surveys are likely to be included in the appendices of PhD theses. You can browse and search within PhD theses recently completed at Brunel on our institutional repository, BURA. Within BURA, select Browse, at the top left, then Communities and Collections, then search within the lists of theses by College and School

It might be better to search within theses at other universities as well. Not all of these will be available to you, but many of them will be. You can search for theses on the British Library database Ethos. You will need to set up an account using your Brunel email account. Details and access can be found on the Finding British Theses webpage. 

For more help, do contact your Subject Liaison Librarian.