Publication of the summary of findings from the latest Coding in Analysis and Research Survey (CARS)
A summary of the findings from the latest Coding in Analysis and Research Survey (CARS) has now been published.
CARS was developed to understand better how government analysts use programming. Most of the questions were designed to find out more about:
- whether analysts use coding in their work
- how analysts use coding in their work
The research is designed primarily for senior analysts and leaders. It is intended to be be useful for the development of strategies for public sector analysis and research.
The findings will also be of interest to analysts and researchers in the public sector who want to know more about how their professions use programming in their work. The research will also be useful to people outside the public sector who are interested in understanding the tools that are used in the public sector for analysis and research.
The survey was shared with government analysts and researchers in the autumn of 2022. We saw the largest participation to date for CARS in 2022, with 1,322 respondents. The published summary includes breakdowns by profession and department where there were enough responses to make this possible.
Many thanks to everybody who took the time to respond to the survey.
If you are interested in this survey or any of the questions asked, or want to give feedback, please email ASAP@ONS.gov.uk.