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Public Services and Government Research Publications

 

Date Publication Description
   
19/10/2009 Public Services and Government Research Findings No.10/2009: The Evidence Base for Third Sector Policy in Scotland: A Review of Selected Recent Literature This review provides an overview of the evidence dealing with the third sector in Scotland. It focuses on the contribution of the third sector to the Scottish Government's five Strategic Objectives.
19/10/2009 The Evidence Base for Third Sector Policy in Scotland A Review of Selected Recent Literature This report provides an overview of the evidence dealing with the third sector in Scotland. It focuses on the contribution of the third sector to the Scottish Government’s five Strategic Objectives.
07/08/2009 Service Commissioning and Procurement Survey The Service Commissioning and Procurement Survey was designed to find out more about the views, attitudes and experiences of procurement and commissionings staff working in Local Authorities, particularly in relation to issues affecting the enterprising third sector.
03/06/2009 Scottish Government Stakeholder Survey 2008 Findings from a survey of the Scottish Government's stakeholders; identifying strengths and weaknesses in the SG's approach to stakeholder engagement and assessing stakeholder views and knowledge of the new approaches to government.
03/04/2009 Statutory Requirements for Research in Central and Local Government This report was commissioned jointly with LARIA and examines the statutory and non-statutory drivers for research in central and local govt. in Scotland and considers the impact of demands on current capacity. It provides a legislative map of statutory requirements for research. Based on focus groups and interviews with researchers in three local authorities and with analysts in the Scottish Government, it suggests a number of possible actions to relieve pressures on research capacity.
03/04/2009 Statutory Requirements for Research in Central and Local Government - Research Findings This research findings presents findings from work commissioned jointly with LARIA to examine the statutory and non-statutory drivers for research in central and local government in Scotland, and considers the impact of demands on current capacity. Based on focus groups and interviews with researchers in three local authorities and with analysts in the Scottish Government, it suggests a number of possible actions to relieve pressures on research capacity.
24/03/2009 Scottish Government Employee Survey 2008 Results Report This report presents the results of the Scottish Government 2008 Employee Survey. The aims of the survey are to provide a comprehensive picture of employees' perceptions of the SG, measure the level of employee engagement with the organisation and identify priorities for improvement.
16/03/2009 Social Research: Data Security Review Review of data security amongst contractors carrying out social research on behalf of the Scottish Government.
17/12/2008 A Scottish Longitudinal Study of Ageing: Scoping Study This report considers the case for establishing a Scottish Longitudinal Study of Ageing and explores the most appropriate means for meeting existing data gaps.
17/11/2008 Use of Longitudinal Research in the Evaluation of the Scottish Government's National Outcomes Study examines the design features and coverage of a range of longitudinal research resources available in terms of their relevance to the National Performance Framework