Annex A - Details on methods
The Young People in Scotland Survey was carried out by Ipsos MORI in secondary schools across Scotland between September and November 2014. Schools were selected to achieve a representative sample of 11-18 year-old pupils. In total 2,285 pupils took part, aged between 11 and 18. Two of the questions which related to commercial sexual exploitation were asked only of older pupils in S4-S6, and 993 pupils responded to these questions. The survey was a self-completion survey.
The questions asked of young people about violence against women were a sub set of the questions asked of adults in the 2014 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey.
The Scottish Social Attitudes Survey was conducted in respondent's homes with a probability sample of the adult population. In total 1,501 adults aged 18+ took part in Scotcen's 2014 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey between May and September 2014. The questions about violence against women were included in the self-completion section of the survey, which was completed by 1,427 respondents. The full results from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey of adults' views are available at http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/11/5577
Respondents in both the Young People in Scotland Survey and the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey were presented with scenarios in which they were asked to imagine a certain type of behaviour and rate it on a 7 point scale, where 1 is 'not wrong at all' and 7 is 'very seriously wrong'. They were also asked to rate the harm that they thought this behaviour had on the woman, and were given 5 options to choose from, ranging from 'a great deal' to 'none at all'.