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Produces research on key issues relating to families and relationships. A consortium research centre based at the University of Edinburgh with partners at universities throughout Scotland.
Conducts both qualitative and quantitative research on a wide range issues. While priority is given to work that enhances the knowledge base behind Children in Scotland's own activities, they also carry out research on behalf of other organisations.
Carries out an extensive research programme on parenting. It examines family life in the 21st century, and addresses family relationships, intergenerational dynamics, issues of diversity, and the location of families within communities and society.
Develops the evidence base around what works in parenting support. NAPR's aims to ensure that practitioners are aware of and applying the results of evidence based parenting research to their everyday practice when working with children, parents and carers.
We commission regular polls of parents living in Scotland to find out parents' views on a variety of subjects, for example, advice and support for parents, health visitors, children's behaviour, how the media portrays parents.
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