Research and evaluation helps organisations to think more clearly about what they are trying to achieve and assess the extent to which their activities are delivering their intended results, and if so, why and for whom.
We use methods based on theories of change. They provide a framework to enable us and our clients to understand the relationships between their actions and their impacts in the real-world, and the evidence and theory (or hypotheses) which underpin their approaches.
We always seek evidence from multiple sources – qualitative and quantitative – drawing on the results of desk analysis, new primary data, existing national datasets, interviews, questionnaires and focus groups.
Adopting a collaborative approach is central to how we work, using sense-making workshops to test and refine our emerging conclusions and recommendations.
We deliver research and evaluation assignments in a variety of settings, from employment support and neighbourhood level activity to the role of health and wellbeing boards. We have a particular expertise in the evaluation of charity support and information services.
Examples of our work include: