We provide a range of research and evaluation services relating to our programmes:
All of our programmes include a 500 word post-programme evaluation report. In order to produce these reports our researchers draw on feedback from participants and course leaders, naturalistic observations of behaviour during the programme, and standard data monitoring techniques.
To view an example of a post-programme evaluation, please download our Kirklees Spen Valley Evaluation.
We also offer:
For our programmes, which involve a greater range of data collection and draw on a wider selection of research techniques. Our research team works in partnership with you to establish baselines and measure distance travelled for participants. Over the course of five days they then use a combination of qualitative and quantitative tools and creative data collection methods to design and collate a 1,000 word evaluation report.
Finally, we can provide:
For your course or programme, which may include standard evaluation but often seeks to generate new insights into, or knowledge of, a particular issue or area of practice. We use a mixed method approach in addressing your research question, using data sets, observations and interviews, creative tools, and literature review. This work is undertaken over a period of six days and leads to a 5,000 word research report of academic journal standard.
You may also wish to access the expertise with our research hub team to explore issues or areas of practice that are unrelated to Brathay programmes. Our team is available to undertake research commissions and welcomes approaches from new and existing clients. For instance, our researchers were recently commissioned by Bradford Youth Offending Team to write case studies on the attitudes of looked after young people to offending.
We also run courses designed to develop and enhance the research skills of children and young people, supporting them in becoming researchers themselves and enabling them to fully participate in your service by asking research questions of their own.