High quality evaluation and research is crucial to building reliable and credible evidence. It should be designed alongside the development of a service. These guidance and information documents could help you conduct your own research or evaluations.
Guidance – Choosing Research Methods
This document provides a decision-tree to help guide you think about which research methods are likely to be most appropriate based on the purpose of your research or evaluation.
Guidance – Types of Research Methods
This document provides information on the purpose, benefits and challenges of different research methods.
Guidance – Service Evaluation
This document provides an introductory guide to evaluation, explaining the seven key questions to consider.
Top Tips – Survey Design & Questions
This document provides top tips on developing a survey and individual survey questions.
Guidance – Qualitative Research Sample Size
This document provides information on the approximate sample sizes for different types of qualitative research methods.
Guidance – Socio-Demographic Information
This document provides information (including questions) on socio-demographic information that is useful to capture.
For feedback on the guides or request for other material please email Research@ageuk.org.uk