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We’re the Scottish arm of Britain’s largest independent social research agency. For over 10 years we’ve worked for government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues.
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This summer we're hosting a major conference on the referendum. 12th August, The Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Children’s Hearings System
What do children, young people and their carers think about children’s hearings in Scotland?
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What Scotland Thinks provides impartial, current information on public attitudes to Scottish independence.
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Social & political attitudes
Our considerable experience of measuring and interpreting social attitudes is best exemplified by our British Social Attitudes survey, set up in 1983.
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Schools, education & training
We conduct a number of studies relating to education and skills, from evaluations of school-based initiatives, to studies into childcare provision.
We have substantial experience of conducting large, complex surveys, as well as in-depth, qualitative studies in most areas covered by family policies.
Crime & justice
Our work spans: victimisation and crime & punishment; the civil justice system; and the organisation of the legal profession.
Equality & diversity
We have a long tradition and extensive experience of conducting research about social inclusion.
Health & wellbeing
Our research spans general health and lifestyle studies to studies focusing on particular health issues or sections of the population.
Income & work
Our work in this area includes taking stock of the financial circumstances of the population as a whole, as well as smaller more specific studies.
Hope everyone is enjoying the #edfringe, still a few spots left at the #SSA14 #indyref conference on the 12th http://t.co/EGfhXjZMKo
12:35 PM - 01 Aug 2014
RT @irissorg: Read @ScotCen research about views & experiences of the Children's Hearing System http://t.co/nrzghsBVex #childrenshearings
12:13 PM - 31 Jul 2014
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