If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn’t be called research.

Albert Einstein

It goes without saying that research creates a critical evidence base for change. However, too often research is confined to describing a problem. Data Clan is committed to conducting in-depth, credible research that is meaningful, actionable and drives evidence-based change.

We use a range of approaches, including:

  • Participatory and collaborative methods
  • Qualitative and quantitative research techniques
  • In-depth fieldwork and ethnographic methods.

Our model includes stakeholder engagement interviews, focus groups and participant observation, as well as literature reviews, secondary analysis and thematic analysis, and impact measurement and statistical analysis.

We work with you to convert the rhetoric of evidence-led strategy into practice.

Process & impact evaluations 

Using robust practical techniques to assess impact of services and understand what works well and what could be optimised to work more effectively.

Stakeholder engagement 

Understand and translate stakeholder needs and perceptions into strategy and organisational development.

Research guidance & support 

Guidance & support to develop in-house research skills & capabilities.