11. Limitations of the study
The evaluation team conducted this study using the quantitative data available. As detailed in Section 3, due to limited reporting by relevant authorities, the findings detailed here may not represent the full picture of asset transfer request activity in Scotland. In addition, the qualitative data collected in Stages 1 and 2 of the evaluation were generated through interviews, a group interview and participant observations with a limited sample. While steps were taken to ensure that the sample had a breadth of knowledge and experience of asset transfer request and wider participation, the findings reported here may not represent the full range of perspectives on asset transfer requests.
The limitations of this research highlight opportunities for future research, monitoring and evaluation of asset transfer requests in Scotland. Some of these are highlighted in the preceding recommendations section.