Research & Innovation

Desk Research

Support to obtain evidence on products/services/projects etc. from available sources. The service includes:
* Best practice review
* Rapid evidence assessments – using a combination of key informant interviews and targeted literature searches to produce a report in a few days or a few weeks
* Systematic literature reviews
* Analysis of statistics published by the ONS

Surveys (Paper & Online)

Support to obtain evidence on products/services/projects etc. from a broad cross-section of your community. The service will include:
* Survey design
* Survey management – undertaken postal, online, or using face to face /telephone methodologies where appropriate
* Data analysis
* Report on the findings; measuring attitudes, behaviors and perceptions

Individual Interviews

Support to obtain evidence via one-to-one interviews.
The service will include:
* Interview design
* Arrangement of interviews – either in person or via teleconferencing or video link
* Recording of responses
* Report on responses

Peer Research

Support to undertake research interviews with your peers. The service will include:
* Interview design
* Sourcing of appropriate venue where necessary
* Collation and analysis of responses
* Report on findings

Stakeholder Consultation

Support to undertake Stakeholder Consultation in a public forum.  [See Facilitation & Training].
Support to create a group setting to develop ideas and uncover thoughts and feelings not necessarily represented in large-scale surveys. The service will include:
* Design of guest list and invitations in partnership with client
* Design of session, including development of tailored feedback forms
* Facilitation of session
* Analysis of feedback

Consultation Feedback Analysis

Support to analyse feedback from a consultation process. The service will include:
* Collation and organisation of responses
* Analysis of each response format
* Report on findings