Inquisitive, practical research
We are social researchers, providing high quality, independent, qualitative and quantitative research. We use robust research methods to answer questions that shape policy, improve practice and achieve positive outcomes. We research issues at national and local level – and both interest us just as much. We are passionate, professional, robust and ethical. We are members of the Social Research Association and the PVG (protecting vulnerable groups) scheme.
Telling your story of change
We specialise in impact focused evaluation. We provide support to design robust, practical self-evaluation frameworks. We use a range of research methods to explore the outcomes or change your work has brought about for individuals, organisations or communities. We have the skills to explore what it is about your approach that works well and how it could be strengthened.
Support and Development
Practical, flexible, approaches
We often support clients to explore the impact of their work and to help them strengthen their evaluation processes. We bring expertise in outcomes focused planning and evaluation, logic modelling and theories of change. We regularly develop monitoring and evaluation reporting templates, and work with staff to build self-evaluation skills and capacity.
Analysis and Writing
Complex ideas presented clearly
We know how hard it can be to create strong reports, funding applications and other documents when you need to focus on day to day project delivery. We bring expert skills in analysing complex information and presenting it in a simple way. We can provide advice and editing support on applications or reports you have prepared to ensure they are outcome focused and easy to read for your target audience. We always write in plain English.