How we work

The value of secondary research

“Don’t believe everything you read in the papers” is a quote often heard throughout society whether it be a piece of celebrity gossip or a hard-to-believe factual article. But is there any value in using information from newspapers, magazines or websites to help understand work or a topic you are about to start?

LARIA: we came, we saw, we learned

As a team we place a great deal of focus of learning. We are always looking for opportunities to learn, and one such chance comes from the LARIA annual conference. Our last blog post talked about the awards we won at the conference. But what else happened there and what did we learn?

Demystifying evaluation

Broadly speaking, evaluation is measuring the worth or value of something. This could be a programme of work, policy or service. There is no ‘magic formula’ to evaluation. We all make daily judgements about the worth or value of something; only evaluation requires greater critical thinking and a structured approach.