Building on Educated Decisions

Research – Knowledge is key

Research is an integral part of all LOCUS assignments. The nature of such research includes for example:

  • Desk based analysis of government policy and statistics to inform strategic development;
  • Household surveys to inform a local community audit;
  • Telephone and postal surveys to inform local needs / demand analysis;
  • Internet based surveys to reach a large and disparate target audience;
  • The facilitation of focus groups to enable group discussion and debate;
  • One to one consultations.

Our research service is delivered in an objective and professional manner using qualified personnel. All primary research fi ndings are analysed using the widely recognised SPSS package and presented in a comprehensive and detailed report for clients. Such reports will always include a critical appraisal of the implications of the fi ndings for the client, by way of conclusions and recommendations, many of which have informed policy development and local regeneration decisions at a local and regional level.

Clients for whom we have conducted research include:

  • Belfast City Council
  • North Down Borough Council
  • Ballymena Borough Council
  • Castlereagh Borough Council
  • Belfast Local Strategy partnership
  • Derry Local Strategy Partnership
  • North Belfast Partnership
  • Cancer Lifeline
  • Border Action
  • DEL
  • DSD
Research
LOCUS Research Services specialises in the provision of high quality research services to a spectrum of clients aimed at building on key company strengths.
Evaluation
LOCUS has a strong team of evaluators whose background, knowledge and in house research support ensures an accurate evaluation.
Strategic Planning
LOCUS Strategic Planners are experts in research, facilitation, consultation and regeneration policies on a regional, national and European context.
Organisational Support
LOCUS are highly skilled in programme/project management financial management, strategic and action planning.
LOCUS 14 Hampton Park, Belfast, BT7 3JL, N.Ireland 02895608792
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