In Gareth's last blog he focused on how social research knowledge can contribute to the debate about what the Big Society is and how it can be brought to life. Given its flexible definition, how do we measure whether the Big Society exists and whether it's working? This is the next challenge, and alongside colleagues this is exactly what Gareth is aiming to do through the Evaluation of National Citizen Service.  

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Tags: Big Society, Evaluation of National Citizen Service, NCS, research design