CARS was developed to better understand how programming and software engineering is used in government analysis and research. Most questions focused on whether analysts use software engineering practices when coding as part of their work. These coding practices are components of Reproducible Analytical Pipelines (RAP). You can find links to further information on RAP at the bottom of this page.
The survey was distributed to government analysts and researchers in the Autumn of 2020. The results presented here summarise the key findings from 1,060 responses from over 60 public sector organisations.
This research was made with senior analysts and leaders in mind. It will be useful for the development of strategies for public sector analysis and research. It will also be useful for analysts and researchers in the public sector who are interested in understanding more about how their professions use programming in their work. Finally, it will 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.
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