The National Research sub-Committee, with the regional research project advisers, has been looking at ways of encouraging research as an activity for new, or existing, groups within individual U3As. We have come up with the idea of a national survey, on a topic of current interest, which will provide a basis on which a number of other research projects can be run.
The survey, in the form of a short questionnaire, asks “What are the factors that should determine your right to retain your driving licence?”. The hundreds of thousands of U3A members are potentially affected by this issue and the survey is a unique opportunity for you to provide your views. To complete the survey click the ‘Take the survey’ line below. Your response will, of course, be completely anonymous. Please forward this to any of your members who may be interested in completing the survey.
An initial analysis of the results will be published, but the idea is to provide the full results and the underlying data to U3As with ideas and suggestions of what kind of further research may be undertaken, though we expect there will be a great deal of local initiative.
Research is an interesting and rewarding way of working with others, learning new skills, developing ideas, coming up with questions and finding answers – and usually more questions! Assistance will be available to help where research is an unfamiliar activity.
We hope that this survey will stimulate interest in research and provide yet another way for you to learn, laugh and live.
Your help in making this survey a success is very much appreciate.
Tony Randall and Robert Hodge
National Research sub-Committee