Surveys

Survey methods

I have recently taught Survey Methods in the Barcelona GSE. The goal of this course was to provide a broad overview of the various aspects of survey research methodology including sampling, instrument design, field testing, survey operations, and adjustment for non-response, such as imputation methods.

The Survey of Financial Competences (ECF)

The Survey of Financial Competences (ECF) is a joint initiative of the Banco de España and the Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores under the Financial Education Plan and is included in the National Statistics Plan.

It has been conducted for the first time between 2016 and 2017 with the aim of measuring the financial competences of the adult population in Spain.

This study benefits from the cooperation of the National Statistics Institute that has drawn a large sample of randomly selected individuals, representative of the whole Spanish population and of each of its regions (Comunidades Autónomas).

Through personal interviews, information has been collected both on the financial knowledge of the person chosen at random to answer the interview, as well as the knowledge available at the household.