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Infobase Research

Infobase is much more than just a directory of Glasgow's community and voluntary organisations. Since the launch of Infobase in May 2005, the team has been involved with a number of different research projects. 

Infobase is now a recognised starting point for anyone wishing to research Glasgows community and voluntary sector. To date we have been contacted by research consultants, academic researchers, students and statutory agencies, in addition to community and voluntary groups and organisations themselves.

Our involvement ranges from providing basic advice and information on approaching research within the sector to undertaking research projects in partnership with others or on our own.

This has provided us with the opportunity to encourage high quality and relevant research within the voluntary and community sector and to ensure that the needs of the sector are represented, that groups and organisations are well-informed of various research projects and where possible to encourage groups and organisations to inform the development of various research agendas.

If you would like to find out more or discuss a potential research project you are interested in please contact Samira Adris, Research and Information Officer by email at samira.adris@gcvs.org.uk or by telephone on 0141 332 2444.


Research completed by Infobase

Community Transport Glasgow: Survey of Community Transport Operators 2006

This research was undertaken by Infobase in conjunction with Community Transport Glasgow in early 2006. The aim of the research was to gather relevant information from community transport operators and other community and voluntary organisations that own or make use of vehicles in Glasgow. This information will enable CTG to promote and support the delivery of high quality, reliable, accessible transport solutions to the communities of Glasgow.

Click here to download a copy of the full report.  (Acrobat format - size 278kb, download Acrobat Reader.)

If you would like further information with regard to this research, please contact Graham Dunn (Development Officer) at Community Transport Glasgow on 0141 226 2211, or by email at gd.dunn@btinternet.com

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Engaging in Community Learning & Development Planning in Glasgow  

This research was undertaken to inform the development of services by both GCVS and our partners to support and enable the voluntary sector to effectively participate in Community Learning & Development Planning (CLDP) processes across the city. The study explores the perceptions and experiences of voluntary organisations with regard to CLDP, and looks at issues that may result from involvement in the process.

The project, part funded by a grant from Learning Connections, was carried out in the Autumn of 2005.

Click here to download a copy of the full report.  (Acrobat format - size 285kb, download Acrobat Reader.)

If you would like further information with regard to this research, please contact Community Learning & Literacies Co-ordinator at GCVS on 0141 332 2444. 

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Social Equalities Monitoring in Glasgow's Community Learning  

The aim of this project was to identify and assess baseline data on equal opportunities in community learning and development held by community learning providers in Glasgow. This research project was commissioned in Spring 2006 by Glasgow City Council on behalf of the Glasgow Community Learning Strategy Partnership (GCLSP). It was conducted by Ralf St.Clair and Louise Sheridan of the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning at the University of Glasgow and Mary Sinclair of Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector.

Click here to download a copy of the full report.  (Acrobat format - size 285kb, download Acrobat Reader.)

If you would like further information with regard to this research, please contact Community Learning & Literacies Co-ordinator at GCVS on 0141 332 2444.

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The Glasgow Carers Dataset

The Infobase team was commissioned in 2006 by GCC Social Work and Greater Glasgow NHS to compile a dataset of carers groups and organisations across Glasgow. 

Click here to search the Glasgow Carers Dataset.

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The Building Bridges Programme:  Learning & Development and Identified Support Requirements  

The aim of this research was to find out the extent to which organisations participating in the Building Bridges organisational development programme had taken learning back to their organisation and what level of changes had subsequently been implemented within the organisations.  

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Mapping Glasgow s Social Economy commissioned by the Glasgow Social Economy Partnership.

Main Aims of the Research were:

  1. Providing up to date information on the social economy for use by planning partners in the city.  

  2. Identifying target organisations for future works of the GSEP and its partners.

  3. Identifying barriers to growth and development for Glasgow's social economy.

  4. Informing the priorities of the GSEP and its partners.

  5. Providing baseline information from which to measure change.

  6. Informing national and city planning developments.

Reports will be available following final approval from GSEP.


Current research involving Infobase and GCVS

Engage - Infobase has launched a community engagement database which was commissioned by Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.  Click here to be taken to the Engage website.


GCVS Good Practice Guide

How to ... create a great survey

Producing a really good questionnaire and conducting a well thought out survey is crucial for enabling an organisation to get the best possible information from their service users.  This guide aims to help you do this and is full of useful tips and advice.

Click here to download a copy of the guide.  (Acrobat format - size 221kb, download Acrobat Reader.)


If you would like any more information about any of the above research, please contact  Samira Adris, Research and Information Officer by email at samira.adris@gcvs.org.uk or by telephone on 0141 332 2444.

 

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