Social Research

We recognise that sound decision-making requires good quality evidence. The provision of high-quality social research services is, therefore, an integral part of our offer.

We are adept at conducting social research based on a full range of qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Our aim is to support a culture of evidence-based decision-making across our client base. We are specialists in developing research designed to understand complex policies and programmes.

Our team includes qualified social researchers that are members of the Social Research Association and the Market Research Society.

Our social research expertise includes:

  • Theory-based evaluation research and design
  • Qualitative, quantitative and ‘mixed methods’ research design
  • Qualitative interviews
  • Quantitative surveys
  • Literature reviews
  • Focus groups
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Advanced analysis techniques, such as contribution tracing, qualitative comparative analysis, realist analysis and synthesis

Please see our case study on:

Review of local approaches to managing surface water flood risk, for Defra