Our expertise covers both primary and secondary research methods, combined with an excellent appreciation of the policy environments in which we operate.
Our research portfolio includes online surveying, telephone surveying, facilitated focus groups and workshops, depth interviewing and literature reviews. We also have expertise in class-leading qualitative analysis software.
Our research brings us into direct contact with a wide array of stakeholders including politicians and senior executives, project funders and managers, employers and employees across all industry sectors, carers and volunteers. We regularly undertake research with children and young people, vulnerable adults and underrepresented groups, in all cases tailoring our approaches accordingly.
Well done – a lot of work in a short space of time and at such high quality.” Sector Skills Council
"Your workshop was extremely well received and enabled managers to gain detailed insight, drawing on your expertise and knowledge.” Senior manager, not-for-profit organisation
"It [YCL’s final report] is one of the most impressive evaluation reports I’ve had the pleasure to read.” Principal, Further Education College
“YCL staff understand our organisation…I have developed a great relationship with them and I hope to work with them again.” Housing Association
“I’ve enjoyed working with you on this project. Thanks for your co-operation and flexibility.” Government department