Translational Social Research

  • Driven by a strong belief in data-driven service planning, NCSS examines various areas of research relating to service users and the social service sector. The study findings produced seek to provide impactful insights that can inform policy and contribute to developing evidence-based initiatives led by NCSS, social service agencies and other stakeholders in the sector.  
  • To achieve this, NCSS designs and conducts nationwide surveys of identified service users and target groups. Data collected is then analysed using a variety of frameworks such as those measuring participants’ quality of life, attitudes/perceptions, or compared against other data sets to track changes that have occurred over time. Our study findings may be found under the “Research Publications” tab.
  • NCSS also provides research-related platforms, resources and tools for social service agencies who are NCSS members to build up their evaluation and research capabilities. These may be found under the “Research Engagements” and “Research Resources” tabs.  

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