Research Frameworks - Survey of Users and Non-Users

The EH Strategy for developing Research Resources has been developed as one of the Supporting Actions of the National Heritage Protection Plan. We aim to promote a better coordinated research culture, and informed heritage protection outcomes, particularly from commercial investigations. It will also support the efficient functioning of the planning system as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework.

The strategy covers both Research Frameworks and Reference Resources. Research Frameworks provide an overview of the current state of knowledge and understanding about the historic environment, any gaps in this knowledge and a list of potential research areas and strategic priorities. Reference Resources include a wide range of typologies, classifications, thesauri and works of syntheses, and are the essential building blocks of historic environment research.

Online Survey

To help implement the Strategy we have commissioned the consultancy firm Pye Tait to undertake a survey to evaluate the role, impact and value of Research Frameworks for the historic environment sector in England. This online survey covers all aspects of the historic environment and is aimed at both those who do not currently use Research Frameworks, and those who do.

We would therefore like to invite anyone working in the historic environment sector (professional or volunteer) to respond to our online questionnaire. This invitation includes anyone involved in local and national societies, organisations or other local community groups (involved in archaeology, historic buildings and maritime heritage). The survey is available via the URL below which can be copied and pasted into your browser.

The questionnaire should take about ten minutes to complete for non-users and approximately 20 minutes to complete for current users of Research Frameworks.

Your views will be treated confidentially and reported anonymously by Pye Tait Consulting under the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Market Research Society (MRS) Code of Conduct.

Further details about the research (including contact details in case you have any queries) are provided via the survey link.

Thank you very much for your time.

Pye Tait Consulting (on behalf of English Heritage)

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