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 and 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.