Take part in the IPS Social Lab’s Survey on Overseas Singaporeans

Hello!
 
Are you a Singaporean living overseas?
 
If so, you are cordially invited to register for a survey on overseas Singaporeans. This survey will be conducted online till 30 September 2017 by the IPS Social Lab, a survey research unit in the National University of Singapore, with the support of the Overseas Singaporean Unit, a division within the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth.
 
Your responses are important as survey findings will provide policymakers with relevant and useful insights about our growing Singaporean diaspora. We intend to share the main conclusions of our findings publicly as well and hope that this will contribute to discourse on how Singapore can better support our overseas Singaporeans and maintain our links with them even while they’re away.
 
The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and we are offering respondents who do so a limited edition EZ-Link card with $10 SGD stored value. This will be sent to your overseas mailing address.
 
If you are interested in participating, please provide us with your contact details below. If you are eligible we will send you a unique link to the actual survey within a week.
 
The information you provide us will only be used for sending you the survey weblink and any follow-up communication related to the survey.

Know other overseas Singaporeans? Please also forward this link:
https://mysurvey.nus.edu.sg/EFM/se/543BE5C245666F9C to your friends or family members who may be interested in taking part in our survey.

Thank you very much for your time!

Warm regards,
LEONG Chan-Hoong (Dr.)
Principal Investigator
Head, IPS Social Lab
Personal Information
Personal Information

We appreciate if you can answer a few short questions to determine your eligibility for the survey (wouldn’t want to waste your time later on!)

As of today, have you lived outside Singapore for at least 6 months and have yet to return permanently to Singapore?*Note: Singaporeans based overseas for less than 6 months and Singaporeans who have already migrated back to Singapore are not eligible to participate. As of today, have you lived outside Singapore for at least 6 months and have yet to return permanently to Singapore?

*Note: Singaporeans based overseas for less than 6 months and Singaporeans who have already migrated back to Singapore are not eligible to participate.
Are you a Singapore Citizen, and between 18 to 64 years old (both ages inclusive)? *Note: non-citizens and persons aged 17 and below and 65 and above are not eligible to participate. Are you a Singapore Citizen, and between 18 to 64 years old (both ages inclusive)?

*Note: non-citizens and persons aged 17 and below and 65 and above are not eligible to participate.
What is your occupation overseas?*Note that Singapore Government employees, civil servants, and students on scholarship with bonds in Singapore are not eligible to participate. What is your occupation overseas?

*Note that Singapore Government employees, civil servants, and students on scholarship with bonds in Singapore are not eligible to participate.
How did you hear about this survey? How did you hear about this survey?

Scroll down to the bottom to submit your form


What you should know
 
1.     Completing this form is only a declaration of interest in participating in the survey; you are not obliged to complete the survey if the weblink is sent to you
2.     IPS respects your privacy. The personal information you have provided to us will be used only for the purpose of conducting the Survey on Overseas Singaporeans, and will not be given to external parties. To correct your personal data or withdraw consent to the use of it at any time, please e-mail the IPS Social Lab at ips.soclab.ops@nus.edu.sg
3.     Check out our FAQ about the survey below. If you have any queries regarding this survey, please feel free to contact us at ips.soclab.ops@nus.edu.sg .

FAQ
1.    What is the IPS Social Lab?
The Social Lab is a centre for social indicators research at the National University of Singapore’s Institute of Policy Studies (IPS). It was established in November 2013. We study social perceptions, attitudes and behaviours in Singapore using the most robust standards in survey methodology and statistical analyses. Find out more about us here: http://lkyspp.nus.edu.sg/ips/research/ips-social-lab.

2.     Why can’t I do the survey now? Why must I register first?
For auditing purposes, each respondent needs to be assigned a unique survey link. Your contact details are thus needed for us to send you this unique link. Rest assured that your responses to the survey will be kept confidential and will not be attributed to you or anyone else.

3.     What is an EZ-Link card?
An EZ-Link card is a contactless smart card that can be used to pay public transportation fares in Singapore. Certain retail establishments also accept EZ-Link card payment. Read more here: http://home.ezlink.com.sg/use-your-ez-link-card/where-to-use

4.     I saw another survey asking Overseas Singaporeans about their perceptions of the job market in Singapore. Is that the same as this?
No, it is not. The Overseas Singaporean Unit (OSU) periodically runs surveys on various topics to better understand the needs, concerns and perceptions of overseas Singaporeans. The survey on perceptions of the job market is being conducted on their behalf by Ipsos Pte Ltd.

5.     If I submit my data and then change my mind about participating, or want to update my particulars, what should I do?
You may email us at ips.soclab.ops@nus.edu.sg with your request.

6.     How will the information that I give in the survey be used?
The data, without personal identifiers, will be analysed by researchers at the IPS Social Lab to gain insights into the profile and concerns of overseas Singaporeans. The findings and data will be shared with stakeholders in the OSU to inform future policy decisions.
Only two persons/agents will have access to the complete data (including identifiers): the Principal Investigator Dr (Leong Chan-Hoong), and a data administrator carrying out quality control.
In accordance with university requirements, all research data will be destroyed after 10 years. Personal details of respondents will be destroyed after the project is completed.

7.     Why is the survey limited to people who are between 18 and 64?
This research aims to find out the different socio-economic experiences of  overseas Singaporeans (OS).  Age is a convenient marker to demarcate  life-stage and milestones, e.g., education, marriage, parenting,  retirement.  Using age enables us to make informed, standard  comparisons, between people of different age groups. Furthermore, most  Singaporeans in Singapore would have retired by 65, hence the cut-off  age of 64. This allows us to make comparisons with other surveys of  Singaporeans in Singapore.


By submitting this form you acknowledge that you understand the eligibility conditions for participation in this survey, and agree to be contacted by the IPS Social Lab, National University of Singapore, at this email address for purposes regarding the administration of this survey. As of 22 May 2017, we have received feedback that there is a technical glitch affecting participants who are doing the survey on an iPhone. We are currently looking into this issue and aim to rectify the problem as soon as possible. Meanwhile, please access the survey on a computer or tablet when the personalised link is sent to you.

Register your interest in participating in the Survey on Overseas Singaporeans