How long does it take to complete the MCSS-26© and associated demographic questions?

The complete instrument takes about 10 minutes to complete. Unlike the questions which comprise the MCSS-26© itself, however, those in the Demographics Section can be edited to suit particular local circumstances/interests, as appropriate.

Can the MCSS-26© be uploaded to a preferred online survey platform and sent directly to the portable devices of recipients?

Yes. In addition to the manual distribution of hard copies, for completion and return, the MCSS-26© is also suitable for use on a variety of personal electronic devices including tablets, laptop computers and hand-held smart phones.

Is there a minimum number of recipients to whom the MCSS-26© should be distributed?

Yes. In common with most quantitative research instruments, the MCSS-26© requires the recruitment of a sufficient sample size [~30+] for it to analyse statistical differences.

Is the IBM/SPSS© software included in the MCSS-26© Licence package?

No. Whilst general instructions are given in the MCSS-26 User Manual© about how to enter MCSS-26© data into the specific IBM/SPSS© template [provided as part of every package] and how to calculate the scores, a working knowledge of IBM/SPSS© is assumed. If further assistance is needed in the use of this facility, a data analyst or statistician should be consulted.

Can the MCSS-26© be used in a ‘before and after’ investigation of Clinical Supervision?

No. By definition, an evaluation scale can only be suitable for use after a respondent [the Supervisee] has experienced the phenomenon which the questionnaire seeks to measure and can only make a value judgement about the effectiveness from their personal perspective. Therefore, the MCSS-26© cannot be used to establish a baseline before the introduction of CS. However, other variant [future tense] versions of the instrument have been developed by White Winstanley Ltd for this purpose, which correlate well with the MCSS-26©.

If the proposed CS investigation needs the MCSS-26© to be translated into a language other than English, is the translator considered to be the end-user?

No. The end user of the MCSS-26© is a named individual [Licensee] who is identified as being personally responsible for Copyright-adherence purposes. Their name and demographic details appear on the Proof of Purchase Certificate, which forms part of every MCSS-26© package. In order for White Winstanley Ltd to maintain strict quality control over the MCSS-26©, it has previously used an established translation service provider [NCI Translation Centre, Belgium ( to re-confirm translations according to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 Certification. Licensees shall not translate MCSS-26© into another language without the prior express written agreement of White Winstanley Ltd.

If the named MCSS-26© Licensee leaves before the CS investigation has been completed, can the licence be transferred to a different individual for the remainder of the period before the 2-year expiry?

Yes.  However, because all MCSS-26© licences are non-transferrable from the outset, the prior express written permission of White Winstanley Ltd is necessary. If this is agreed, the new Licensee will assume the same status/personal responsibilities as their processor.

Can the report of an investigation of Clinical Supervision, in which the MCSS-26© was instrumental, be published in the public domain?

Yes. White Winstanley Ltd encourages the publication of such studies, in which a usual acknowledgement is visible, and welcomes the courtesy of a PDF copy of these. However, the MCSS-26 User Manual© and/or the instrument scoring procedures contained within it, shall not be reproduced, whole or in part, or enter the public domain by way of any means of publication. This includes, but is not limited to, journal articles.

Is it possible for new licence holders to benchmark MCSS-26© scores against scores from previous CS evaluations, derived from the original version of the MCSS©?

Yes. There is a high correlation [Rs=0.975] between the Total Scores on the original MCSS© and those of the MCSS-26©. The hypothesised threshold MCSS© score for efficacious CS provision was 136. This was broadly equivalent about 70% of the maximum score possible. The equivalent MCSS-26© threshold score is 73.