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They understood well what we were seeking to find out and set out a very thought through methodology to answer our research question that has resulted in robust research.
Claire Telfer, Save the Children
The response rate achieved from the sample exceeded our expectations and the level of customer service provided by the Project Manager was outstanding.
David Helm, Herefordshire Council
As always the quality of questionnaire design and testing was very high, as was the fieldwork.
Steve Webster, Health and Social Care Information Centre
On behalf of Halifax bank we identified 'generation rent' – a generation with no realistic prospect of owning their own home in the next five years.
Sight loss at age seven
On behalf of the Royal London Society for the Blind, we found sight impairment impacts happiness, success at school, financial hardship and social inclusion at age seven.
Sentencing fraud offences
On behalf of the Sentencing Council, we investigated the emotional and psychological impacts of online fraud.
National Travel Survey
On behalf of the Department for Transport, we find out how the nation is getting around, how often and why.