Research and evaluation services
An independent evaluation of your service or programme can demonstrate impact and support evidence-informed decision-making.
At Research in Practice we are a leading research and evaluation provider in Children’s and Adults Services, supporting providers in understanding the impact that their services are having. Our evidence-informed approach is central to research and evaluation and we weave research evidence, professional expertise and the views of those with lived experience throughout our evaluations.
We take a mixed method approach to evaluations, incorporating evidence collection techniques. This includes interviews, focus groups, observations, case studies, surveys and statistical analysis of administrative data, to generate robust evidence around the impact of your service or programme. We will work collaboratively with you to build the parameters of the evaluation, often leaving a legacy of tools and skills to support future internal monitoring and evaluation practice. As well as service evaluations, we can also support with:
- Consultancy support for planning your own evaluation.
- Workshops to build in-house capacity in research methods.
- Developing of a ‘Theory of Change’ or ‘Monitoring and Evaluation Framework’.
- Analysis and interpretation of service level or administrative data.
- Creation of tailored tools to support long-term monitoring of your impact.
Our research projects and evaluations have involved children and young people, families, adults and carers, and professionals across the social care sector. We have supported local authorities, charities and third sector organisations and have conducted research in local communities, alongside service providers and in prisons.