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  • Who are ScotCen?

    We have over a decade’s experience of listening to the public and making sure their voice is heard. Our research helps government and charities in Scotland make the right decisions about the big issues.

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    • Engaged managers Our people

      Our research experts are  the best in the business and our senior managers, the leaders in their respective fields. 

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    • Robert Burgess Our governance

      From our Chair of Trustees

      A note from Professor Sir Robert Burgess on the passing year, and a look ahead to the challenges for NatCen in the upcoming year.

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  • What our clients say
    •   They understood well what we were seeking to find out and set out a very thought through methodology to answer our research question that has resulted in robust research.  

      Claire Telfer, Save the Children

    •   The response rate achieved from the sample exceeded our expectations and the level of customer service provided by the Project Manager was outstanding.  

      David Helm, Herefordshire Council

    •   As always the quality of questionnaire design and testing was very high, as was the fieldwork.  

      Steve Webster, Health and Social Care Information Centre

    • 800px-Halifax_Logo_svg Who we work with

      Generation rent

      On behalf of Halifax bank we identified 'generation rent' – a generation with no realistic prospect of owning their own home in the next five years.

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    • RLSB logo Who we work with

      Sight loss at age seven

      On behalf of the Royal London Society for the Blind, we found sight impairment impacts happiness, success at school, financial hardship and social inclusion at age seven.

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    • Sentencing council logo Who we work with

      Sentencing fraud offences

      On behalf of the Sentencing Council, we investigated the emotional and psychological impacts of online fraud.

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    • Department for Transport logo Who we work with

      National Travel Survey

      On behalf of the Department for Transport, we find out how the nation is getting around, how often and why.

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