survey methods

Report assessing the validity of Scottish survey data on alcohol consumption and attempting to explain the apparent discrepancy between survey and non-survey indicators of drinking. It also attempts to make definitive statements about drinking trends over the past decade and makes recommendations for improving Scottish survey data on alcohol.

This survey was carried out in May 2005. It asked 3 questions:

1. How should we provide information about who can help with matters of child well being or protection?
2. Who would you talk to about a child whose well being or protection you were concerned about?
3. If written information was provided how would you like to get it? The document provides results, and compares paper and e-survey responses.

Bulletin reporting on the prevalence and trends of illicit drug use among a nationally representative sample of 16 to 59 year olds (with a particular emphasis on young people aged 16 to 24) resident in households in England and Wales.

Report assessing the extent to which work can contribute to the elimination of child poverty and raising issues which arise if work is viewed as the best way out of poverty.

Report presenting the results of a follow-up survey, done in 2007, to the second national survey of children and young people's mental health and well-being carried out in 2004 by the Office for National Statistics on behalf of the Department of Health and the Scottish Government.

Report providing an update on time trends in health-related knowledge, attitudes, motivations and behaviours in Scotland over the period 1996-2007 using data from the Health Education Population Survey in 2007. It focuses on areas where there has been a change, or consolidation of an earlier change, in 2007.

Discussion paper presenting the results of an international survey of public service co-design, a method whereby service users and providers work together to shape the content, form and delivery of services. It also highlights the advantages offered by co-design and describes its practical and political nature.

The second destitution tally survey took place between 1st and 31st October 2008, and aimed to capture statistics on destitution of asylum seekers throughout the UK by surveying visitors to agencies belonging to the Asylum Support Partnership.

The report is in two parts: the Executive Summary provides a brief overview of the research for policy makers, setting out the aim of the exercise, the key findings, conclusions and recommendations; and the Research Results section gives additional evidence to reinforce the key findings.

Report presenting the results of a study carried out by YouGov of the feelings of young people about the state of their lives and their prospects for the future. The study showed a significant proportion of young people felt life has no purpose and that a supportive family is vital to a young person's wellbeing.

Report containing a series of proposals for improving the way primary care services such as primary care trusts, GPs and primary health care teams identify and support carers.