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CIS4 & Oslo Manual Revision: Early Stage Pilot

Background

In the spring of 2004 the DTI asked the CBR to carry out a pilot study in preparation for the next Community Innovation Survey, to be launched in early 2005.

Aims & objectives

We were specifically asked to:

  • explore the degree to which businesses could respond to a key subset of CIS topics on the meaning of innovation, the nature and scale of the inputs to and outputs of innovation in their business.
  • improve our ability to set out the underlying concepts for firms to understand and the way specific questions were formulated.
  • begin with the corresponding question from the CIS3 questionnaire, and to determine how these could be re-engineered to obtain more accurate information and an improved item response rate.

Report

The methodology used and the findings can be found in the following report:

Core team

Alan Hughes
Andy Cosh
Anna Bullock
Isobel Milner

Funding

DTI