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Leading and commissioning research

£8.99 or free to NCVO members – Sign in or find out about membership

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This practical four-part course will lead you through the process of carrying out or commissioning research in the voluntary sector step-by-step.
Format: More than 30 minutes of video content and downloadable resources.

Course structure

  • Planning and understanding
  • Data collection
  • Analysis and reporting
  • Disseminating your research

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge of what you need to have in place before commissioning research
  • Knowledge of what you should be thinking about before embarking on research
  • Knowledge of what the elements of a good research project are

Still not sure? Watch a preview.

Further resources

This course includes links to a range of useful resources, including:

  • useful research websites
  • guidance on creating an online survey
  • tips for ethical research
  • using focus groups to collect data
  • and more!

Find out about your trainer

Kim Donahue is an independent voluntary sector consultant with a focus on practice-based research. Her work over the last 30 years has included equalities, volunteer management, inclusive practice and all aspects of organisational development. She is also a research associate with the Institute for Volunteering Research, an associate consultant with NCVO and associated with Urban Inclusion, a consultancy in East London.

Kim's work has included research projects for the National Equalities Partnership, Greater London Volunteering, Healthwatch Tower Hamlets and many CVS’ and Volunteer Centres across the country. She also does training for organisations around research, monitoring, inclusive practice, volunteer management and many other areas.

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