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What are the knowledge gaps in community sport in Scotland?

By 3 September 2019September 26th, 2019No Comments

Before we can create sustainable solutions to problems, we first must understand the problem. It’s a simple fact. But what do we know and not know about why sport participation has been falling across Scotland, or why Scotland’s drop-out from sport begins at age 13 and that girls have more obstacles to taking part in sport than boys?

As a result of feedback from sport bodies and clubs, the OSS is undertaking a short nationwide research study to explore the research needs of those involved in community sport across Scotland – and extended the closing date to 30 September 2019.

Please note: The focus of the research is on community sport and there are no questions on performance/elite sport.

The findings will be revealed at the National Sport Summit on November 25 & 26, 2019, as we seek to facilitate greater collaboration between organisations involved in community sport and the research community in Scotland.

Survey link:

  • You can choose to provide an anonymous response to this survey.
  • More than one questionnaire can be submitted by a single organisation.
  • Individuals and organisations will not be identified in any reporting of the survey findings.

If you think this survey is relevant to other colleagues in your organisation, please feel free to forward the link to them. The survey is being carried out by John Taylor, OSS Research Advisory Group Member and Lecturer in the Faculty of Health Science and Sport at the University of Stirling.