Research is at the heart of our work at Scottish Book Trust. Whether it's understanding the impact of book gifting on children and families, investigating why drop-off in reading motivation happens in our teenage years, or learning how books and reading can help people living with dementia. Research drives our programmes, informs new ideas and helps us to evaluate and improve our existing work.
The work of our Research and Evaluation team includes:
- Using new research around the benefits of reading and writing to improve our programmes.
- Assessing the impact of our programmes through both independent and in-house evaluations.
- Leading and contributing to research projects, both in-house and in collaboration with partners.
Current research projects
Discover the research projects we're currently working on.
Find out more and read reports on our previous research projects.
We are currently members of the following networks.
The Research and Evaluation team
Meet our team, read articles and get in touch.