Comparing Scotland and the UK: Evidence from major UK surveys

  • John MacInnes (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The UK has one of the best data infrastructures in the world, and now it is easier to access and use than ever before. However, policy makers, researchers, and even academics are often unaware of the valuable information they can harvest from it, or are unsure of how to go about doing so. At this major showcase event, experts from three of the most important social surveys in that infrastructure: Understanding Society, the Millennium Cohort Study and the Labour Force Survey will take participants through the principal features of each survey database, the kinds of uses that can be made of them, and how they can be accessed online. Particular attention will be paid to the way each of these sources can be used to make comparisons between Scotland and the rest of the UK, or between different regions of Scotland. Each of these major surveys is also longitudinal: meaning that they are excellent sources for looking at change over time.
Period12 Mar 2014
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom


  • quantitative methods