A semi-structured interview is a qualitative research method that combines a pre-determined set of open questions (questions that prompt discussion) with the opportunity for the interviewer to explore particular themes or responses further.
This guide provides a brief overview of the use of policy evaluation – what it is, the types of evaluation available, and their main concepts.
SPSS is a commonly used Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. This guide introduces users to the basics of SPSS.
The aim of a survey is to collect information that is accurate, reliable and valid. this guide offers some simple design principles regarding the structure and layout of a survey, and ask the right questions.
Advice for individuals on being an agent of change within their own organisation
This guide offers a set of principles for measuring what matters, setting out a simple framework within which to be clear about the change that you are looking for, and how you will know it has been achieved.
Sampling allows you to draw conclusions about a particular population by examining a part of it. When carrying out a survey, or other information gathering exercise, it is not usually possible to ask questions of all the people that you would want to, unless the numbers involved are very small. Instead, you usually collect information from only a proportion or sub-set of your population, which is usually referred to as a sample. This briefing covers some sampling methods that you can use when carrying out surveys.
Infographics are visual representations of information or data in a graphic format which is designed to make the information easy and quick to understand. Infographics are a powerful way of conveying key findings from research.