The CFRE team has extensive experience in conducting research and has strong links with universities and research institutes. This experience results in our ability to provide research and consulting support to agencies. We emphasise the importance of integrating research findings into practice, and our reports highlight practical recommendations for agencies to implement. We prioritise gathering evidence and collecting data to inform decision-making.
The goal of research can be to:
- Adapt to changing or localised needs
- Identify cohorts in need of services
- Identify barriers to accessing services
- Build an evidence base
- Advocate for social issues or change
- Inform the design of programs or services
- Build a theory of change for program models
We achieve these goals through a range of tailored quantitative and qualitative research methods, such as:
- Needs analyses to understand changing or location specific needs
- Evidence reviews of available research to understand and build an evidence base
- Community research through surveys, interviews and focus groups
- Clinical data analysis, through Drummond Street’s database of a range of social issues, as well as analysing data from external databases
- Conducting and/or analysing surveys
Contact us to find out more about how CFRE can assist you.