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Internet surveys may now be the favoured method for a majority of commercial market research surveys, yet uptake has been slower in areas of social policy research and particularly official statistics. When internet penetration is high – and globally, South Korea is among the highest – Internet surveys start to become useful for those compiling official statistics too. It’s a subject the Korea National Statistical Office thinks is now worth exploring and it has convened its first International Workshop on Internet Surveys to bring together experts and practitioners from around the world.

Among the panel of international speakers KNSO has invited to the event, Tim Macer will be presenting a paper on IT applications and their role in supporting online research. The workshop will be taking place in the Metropolitan City of Daejeon in central South Korea in September 2009. The city is South Korea’s science and technology hub, and the home of the national statistics service.

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