Our aim is to provide the highest standards of research practice along with ethical working values and a friendly, personal service. We promise:
- To maintain the highest standards of research, in terms of methodology, data quality and analysis.
- To provide you with the evidence you need, in a language you understand.
- To support and build the capacity of organisations to better use evidence and data.
- To provide affordable research support to organisations that might otherwise struggle to obtain it.
Ben is an experienced researcher with over ten years’ experience in social and political research and a strong track record in delivering research projects in the public and private sectors. He has an MSc in Geographical Science and is an expert user in Excel, SPSS and .net programming.
An expert in local government, workforce and quantitative methods, he has been a member of advisory data panels for the Department of Health, Department for Education and the Office for National Statistics.
Ben has designed and managed both qualitative and quantitative research projects, including financial projections, administrative data collections, perception surveys and the development of data standards. He recently left the Local Government Association to found Myriad Research, and now works as Research Director.
Dr Mary Baginsky
Mary is an experienced social research and evaluation professional with significant experience in academic, public, voluntary and independent and private sectors and has published very widely. She has worked in and with government departments and agencies in the United Kingdom and overseas, local authorities and partnerships, higher education institutions, charities and service providers.
Most recently Dr Baginsky has worked as Professional Adviser on Research and Evaluation at Department for Education, Head of Research at Children’s Workforce Development Council and Senior Research Officer at NSPCC. Mary Baginsky is 2013 Churchill Fellow, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the King’s Policy Institute – Social Care Workforce Research Unit, and National Foundation for Educational Research Associate. Mary is currently director of her own research consultancy – Quest Research and Evaluation.
Dan is a research and evaluation professional with over 15 years’ experience delivering quantitative and qualitative projects across the creative industries, government and charity sector. With an extensive history of developing research and evaluation strategies for organisations, departments and specific projects, he is skilled in enabling executive leaders to make evidence based decisions.
Most recently, Dan has worked to improve how organisations measure the impact they have through the development of theories of change and impact led measurement frameworks. An expert in the measurement of the Creative Industries and its contribution to the UK, he has been a member of advisory panels for the Department for Culture Media & Sport, Department for International Trade, the Creative Industries Council and the Office for National Statistics.