We are glad to hear you are interested in collecting your own data using the WMS methodology. Below we have included some basic information on how the survey is run, and present the available options on collaboration.
NEW PROJECT FAQ
The WMS data is collected via a one-hour interview with the senior-most manager at the establishment (i.e.: plant manager for manufacturing, store manager for retail, principal for schools, and nurse manager/department head for hospitals). This interview is carried out by hired analysts who receive the intensive training on the concepts being measured and on the survey tool itself. Training also includes surveying/interviewing methods and how to ensure a high response rate.
Until 2014, the large-scale survey waves were run out of the Center for Economic Performance at the LSE. Since then, because of the growing interest in this dataset, we have partnered with a market research firm in London to allow for longer-running projects (the spaces we ran the survey out of were only available during the summer!).