LT Panel Polls
As part of their market research services LucidTalk do regular 'panel' research projects.
Specific target groups or opinion panels already set-up, and therefore can be monitored and polled on an ongoing and regular basis, include:
- Northern Ireland (NI) Assembly members Panel – 90 members. This represents the total membership of the current NI Assembly.
- Northern Ireland Councillors Panel – 146 members. This represents a quarter of the total Number of NI Councillors i.e. ¼ of 582.
- Other Northern Ireland Opinion Panels available include: Business Leaders (Managing Directors, Financial Directors), and Public Sector – Senior Managers.
The current schedule for these panel polls is:
OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2017: MLA Panel - members of the NI Assembly (with new mandate members i.e. after 2017 election) - 33% (one third) of the NI Assembly ie 30 MLA participants (balanced and representative of the NI Assembly). For further details - see below.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018: Public Sector Managers Panel - 145 participants
MARCH/APRIL 2018: Business Leaders Panel - 145 participants
APRIL 2018: MLA Panel - 27 MLA participants
In terms of the upcoming MLA panel (October/November) in particular, some details as follows:
‘Omnibus’ MLA (Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly) Survey - bi-annual October and April:
Similar to the research-panel project(s) that LucidTalk carry out with Business Leaders and Public Sector Managers our MLA panel researches opinions and views of members of the Northern Ireland (NI) Assembly (MLA’s). The target is to obtain detailed views from 1/3 of the NI Assembly members (30), balanced by political party, age-group, constituency-region etc., with the research sample carefully selected so that the overall views of this group (33%) of members of the NI Assembly will mathematically represent the views of the total No. of MLA’s to within an error of only +/- 3.5%. The projects are currently scheduled for October and April each year, with full project reports available 10 days after project completion.
As per above, it would be envisaged that several partner-organisations would take part, and contribute research questions. Partners for these projects would be allowed to contribute up to 4 poll-panel questions. All quantitative and qualitative (i.e. comments etc.) information is recorded, and detailed in the final reports.