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Read our policy and methodological case studies to find out how research is powerful in shaping policy decisions at the national and local level.
Our clients include government, think tanks, charities, businesses, universities and other research organisations.
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We have a longstanding reputation for conducting complex, robust surveys. And we carry out our own research into best practice so we can improve the surveys we conduct for you.
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Cognitive testing improves data collection tools, like questionnaires and diaries. This avoids problems that can result in measurement error, ensuring we produce the best quality data.
Our analysts have high-level data manipulation and statistical skills, drawing on methods ranging from summary tabulations to multivariate techniques.
We use depth interviews, focus groups and observational and deliberative methods to present the social world in all its richness and complexity.
Understanding what works, and why, is central to effective policy making - so evaluation research has a critical role to play.
NatCen Learning is the leading provider of high-quality research courses, seminars and workshops.
Children and Families
Our aim is to make a significant contribution to public understanding of key contemporary issues for children and families including early years and parenting, education and mental health, against a backdrop of significant challenges for children and young people.
Communities, Work and Income
Our work includes research and evaluation projects across a broad set of policy areas including jobs and skills, welfare, equalities, housing, communities and civil society. The research we undertake speaks to fundamental questions that are key to enabling all of us to live happy, fulfilled lives as well as to supporting a healthy, well-functioning society.
Crime and Justice
Our work explores drivers of offending and experiences of prison and probation as well as the impact of crime on victims and communities. We have a particularly strong track record of research with victims and perpetrators of violence and abuse as well as extremism and radicalisation.
Health and Social Care
Our work includes research and evaluation projects across a broad set of policy areas in the health and social care sector, with a particular focus on service evaluation and innovation, as well as complex challenges including: system integration; multi-morbidity; ageing; disability and employment; addiction; and mental health.
For more information, contact our New Business team at 0207 549 9584 or fill in our contact form.