Expertise

At Inspire Research Ltd we have extensive experience of planning, developing, implementing and disseminating projects of all types. Below you will find an outline of the services we can provide, we hope this gives you a flavour of our range of competencies. If you would like to discuss these or any other aspects of the research process then please contact us.

Evaluation

Evaluation is a vital part of any new programme, requiring impartial, informed and experienced individuals to be involved throughout, not just on completion.
The consultants at Inspire Research Ltd have the necessary skills to ensure a systematic evaluation strategy is applied, giving you an impartial and comprehensive overview of achievements as well as lessons learned to inform future decisions.

Consultancy

As consultants, we can help at every stage of a project – from idea generation and tender preparation to project management, research design, evaluation and dissemination.
We can also offer expertise and advice to your organisation on aspects of learning and teaching especially using ICT.
We can work with your staff to establish their learning needs and find appropriate solutions, or to ‘train the trainers’ by helping them get to grips with new learning environments – this could include online facilitation, staff development events, or preparing support materials for self-study.

Research

Previously, the consultants have completed scoping studies, sector wide surveys, and development projects for a range of clients such as European funding bodies (EC, ESF); UK educational agencies (JISC, SHEFC); Government departments (DfES, HSE); as well as working closely with business.
We have experience of many research methodologies, covering both quantitative and qualitative techniques. These include purpose-designed questionnaires (used online or off), case studies, in-depth interviews (conducted face-to-face, over the phone, or online), direct observation, content analysis (e.g. of online discussions) and others. Where appropriate, we can also undertake suitable statistical analysis. We would be happy to discuss your research needs, to help find the perfect solution.

Partnerships

We would be delighted to talk to you if you are looking for a partner with complementary skills to contribute to a project or tender. We have worked with many partners including HE and FE institutions in the UK, Europe and further a field; educational agencies; SME’s; Government departments etc.
So if you need that extra expertise to give your project added strength, please do get in touch.

Event management

Inspire Research also offer event management services, including online conferences and other online events (e.g. seminars, workshops etc).
In the past, we have organised large events, such as the REAP International online conference "Assessment design for learner responsibility". A more recent and smaller scale event was entitled Using video to capture reflection and evidence.

If you are looking for an innovative approach to dissemination, training or conference hosting, then let Inspire Research provide the expert support to make your event a success!