Social research

Social research
Inquisitive, practical research

We are social researchers.  We use robust methods to answer questions that shape policy, improve practice and achieve positive outcomes. We can research issues at national or local level - both interest us just as much. We are passionate, robust and ethical - and are all members of the Social Research Association.

Some examples of our recent work include:

Over the past few months we have been gathering the views and experiences of those involved in the design and delivery of ESOL for resettled refugees. The project was commissioned by COSLA, and has led to the development of a practice guide. 

For more information about this work, and to access the guide, please follow this link
Sport for Change

Katy and Nadia researched how sport and physical activity are used to bring about positive change.

This major research project was for The Robertson Trust,sportscotland, Scottish Government and the Sport for Change Network.

We explored how sport and physical activity are currently being used to bring about change, and what the potential is for using the power of sport and physical activity more in the future. The project involved developing a logic model which will connect into the Active Scotland Outcomes Framework, and help to place sport for change within the national policy agenda.

Our report is available here
Education and health services for children with complex additional support needs

Katy, Tara and Nadia researched the need for nationally funded and organised education and health services for children with complex additional support needs. This sensitive and high profile research was for the Scottish Government.

The research involved almost 100 discussions with children with complex needs, and over 100 discussions with their families and carers. It also involved interviews with education, social care and health professionals in every area of Scotland.

Our report is available here.
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