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GCS Methodology

GCS Methodology

Scotland's Global Connections Survey is a sample survey, which was circulated to a representative sample of 11,031 companies in 2004 who had operations in Scotland. The companies were selected using stratified random sampling from the Inter Departmental Business Register (IDBR).

More information on the sampling methods. For reference, download a copy of the survey form which was circulated to businesses.

For the 2004 survey, responses were received from over 3,800 companies (including nil responses). The information provided was supplemented with data from the ONS UK Monthly Production Inquiry, and was then grossed up to cover all companies on the IDBR using turnover. Adjustments were also made to the data for some industries based on other available information.

More information on the grossing and estimation methods.

Information on definitions relating to the survey.