Research and analysis

We understand that having a strong evidence base is integral to recognising what works and what doesn’t within a project or organisation. We support clients to think about the evidence that they need, developing creative research solutions in order to help them strengthen and evolve. We work on projects of all sizes and tailor our approach to meet the specific needs of each client.

A practical, informed approach 

We are experienced in using a wide range of qualitative and quantitative techniques, and ensure that we deliver insight that is both robust and practical.

Examples of the approaches we use include surveys, focus groups, interviewing, deliberative workshops, community consultation, case studies and impact assessment.

Recent research and analysis work includes:

  • Scottish Police Authority – focus groups and interviews with the public to understand the impact on communities of ‘Stop and Search’ practices;
  • Scottish Library Information Council – deliberative workshops with members of the public around Scotland on the future direction of library services; and

  • Scottish Environment Protection Agency – facilitated workshops with the public on SEPA’s role and remit to help it engage more closely with the general public