to Health: Men's Health (2006)
ARK provided technical and statistical advice to this survey of the
health of men living in South Belfast.
of European Studies, Queen's University Belfast (2002)
ARK worked with the Institute of European Studies to develop a questionnaire
and analyses data for a survey of the state of European Studies within
Community Project: Lower Ormeau Training and Employment Survey (2005)
early 2005, Mornington Community Project, in collaboration with ARK,
undertook an employment and training survey of the Lower Ormeau Road
area. A previous survey undertaken in 1992 had highlighted high levels
of unemployment and the need for training opportunities. To view the
report in PDF format, click here
and West Belfast Health Action Zone: How is it for you? (2006)
This project involved supporting the North and West Belfast Health
Action Zone in producing a report on the sexual health and wellbeing
of young people in North and West Belfast. The report can be accessed
Ireland Assembly Research and Library Service: Attitudes to the
Assembly and devolved government (2001)
report comprised of data focusing on public attitudes to the Assembly
and devolved government. The tables mainly drew on information
from the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.
Library Trust: Survey of prescribed medication (2006)
data and produced a report on a survey of prescribed medication
which was undertaken among residents of Creggan in Derry/Londonderry.
University Belfast: Student Part-time Employment Survey (2003)
ARK worked with Queen's University in a survey of student employment
patterns during term time. ARK designed an online questionnaire which
was posted on the Queen's website during the Autumn Semester, 2002.
ARK then analysed the results and prepared a report.
University Belfast: Students' Union
Student Employee Satisfaction Survey (2004)
In Autumn 2003, Queen's University wished to explore the experiences
of, and level of satisfaction with, working in the Students' Union
(SU) for part-time student employees. ARK designed a questionnaire
which was circulated among all part-time student employees within
the Students' Union. The results were then analysed by ARK and a report
Project/Gay Men's Health Project: Real Lives (2005)
report presents results from the 2003 and 2004 All Ireland Gay Men's
Sex Surveys. The aims of these surveys are to collect and make available
a current snapshot of sexual behaviour related to HIV transmission
and HIV prevention needs among gay and bisexual men in Ireland, both
to inform programme planning and to act as a baseline for future studies.
To view the report in PDF format, click here
Community Network: Ageing and Rural Poverty (2004)
ARK provided research support to this study on ageing and rural poverty.
The research was undertaken in order to help highlight and understand
the key issues affecting rural older people living in poverty to ascertain
the level and type of contact between rural voluntary and community
groups and older people living in rural communities.
Development Council: Typology of Rural Areas (2002)
project was a baseline exercise drawing together a range of secondary
data and mapping them using Geographic Information Systems. The objectives
of this work were to provide information to assist the targeting of
programme resources; to help 'rural proofing' of policies and programmes;
to assist in monitoring and evaluation; to build a better picture
of overall patterns and trends in social and economic
activity and the relationship between rural and urban.
the Children: Taking a Closer Look: Child poverty and disability
ARK, in conjunction with Marina Monteith, carried out an analysis of the Family
Resources Survey. The research explored the current methodology to measure poverty
among children in Northern Ireland, and specifically looked at the impact of
disability benefits being included in the income measurement without an appropriate
adjustment at the equivalisation stage. A copy of the briefing report can be
found on the Save the Children website.
the Children: Persistent
Child Poverty in Northern Ireland (2006-2008)
Research to date in Northern Ireland has focused
on measuring child poverty using point in time methods and distinctions
have not been made in terms of length of time in poverty. The introduction
of the Northern
Ireland Household Panel (NIHPS) survey in 2001 enabled researchers
to study, for the first time, the duration and dynamic nature of child
poverty. This project measured the extent and nature of persistent
child poverty in Northern Ireland using the first four waves of the
(NIHPS). To view the Research Update please click here
Area Health Promotion Department: Evaluation of Physical Activity
project involved the analysis of evaluations of a Physical Activity
Toolkit training received by primary health care workers in the Southern
Health and Social Services Borad area. Specifically, the work involved
the quantitative analysis of pre-training and post-training questionnaires.