Designing a social capital dashboard: study

Study of approaches to presenting social capital data. The research is part of the process of developing the National Performance Framework.


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Office of Chief Social Policy Advisor (2017) Social Capital – National Level data, Scottish Government (Internal document)

ONS (2017) Measuring national-well-being: an analysis of social capital in the UK

Park, Sangyoub. 2006. From bowling alone to coffeeing together: A reinvestigation of the alleged decline of social capital. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)

Paxton, P (1999) Is Social Capital Declining in the United States? A Multiple Indicator Assessment, American Journal of Sociology Vol. 105, No. 1 (July 1999), pp. 88-127

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Van Deth, JW (2003) ‘Measuring social capital: orthodoxies and continuing controversies’, in Int. Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2003, vol 6 79-92


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