A collaborative quantitative research development programme in the Third Sector: understanding volunteering in Scotland

Dr Alasdair Rutherford, University of Stirling, Dr Helen Harper, Volunteer Development Scotland, Dr Louise Meikleham, Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator and Steven Hope, Ipsos MORI There is increasing enthusiasm for exploiting “big data”, and making better use of quantitative data from both social surveys and administrative sources. However, this poses a significant challenge for organisations that do not have

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