Research Services

Social Research

We provide research services to provincial and local government, public sector organisations and non-profit agencies. We provide bespoke research services tailored to the requirements of a project. We are flexible in our approach and can tailor a project to your individual needs and budget.

Methods

We have expertise in a range of approaches, methods and techniques for the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.

We are able to provide remote research services, including interviews, focus groups, and surveys, using online platforms.

Interviews

In-depth and semi-structured interviews

Creative Methods

Creative methods to collect data include photography, art, and creative writing

Focus Groups

Focus groups and small group interviews.

Observation

Participant and non-participant observation, structured or unstructured

Survey Methods

Survey methods (paper, online, email, mobile)

Desk Research

Literature search and reviews, documentary analysis

Mixed Methods Designs

Most of our work combines methods and approaches

Internet Research

Web and social media methods of collecting data

Full service research company

We are a full service research company with expertise in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. While most of our work entails the completion of research projects from start to finish, we can also undertake specific tasks for clients such as data analysis, questionnaire design and literature reviews. We also contribute to research managed by other organisations including universities and research agencies.

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Plan

Research design, preparation and planning
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Design

Design of research tools (e.g. questionnaire, interview guide)
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Collect data

Fieldwork and data collection
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Analyze

Data analysis and interpretation
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Report

Writing and preparation of research reports and papers
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Impact

Work with you to make recommendations to achieve impact

Data Analysis

Quantitative Analysis

Statistical analysis of primary data; content/text analysis of open ended survey items.

Qualitative Analysis

We use various approaches to analysis appropriate to a specific project.

Data Visualization

We have expertise in Excel, and other software, to analyze and visualize data.

Secondary Research

Secondary analysis of existing data sets, e.g. data collected from in-house surveys.

Computer Software

We are proficient in the use of SPSS, MS Excel and Access for the analysis of quantitative data. We are experienced in using NVivo, a software program for analysis of qualitative data. We have extensive experience of online survey software. We are able to conduct qualitative research online using platforms such as Zoom and Skype.