Our team of social researchers and evaluation consultants have expert knowledge in the social issues affecting education, children and families. This includes understanding the policies and practices that support effective education in schools and colleges, the challenges faced by children and young people, and the interventions that help families lead healthy and fulfilled lives.
We design and deliver end-to-end research and evaluation projects using a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. This includes the opportunity to gain responses from a large sample of 11-16 year olds by adding custom survey questions to our annual Young People Omnibus.
Our work includes:
- Our advisory panel, IM Educators, open to all school leaders and teachers in the UK.
- Ipsos MORI’s Young People Omnibus, an annual study devoted to exploring the views, experiences and aspirations of a large and representative sample of young people attending secondary schools in England, Wales and Scotland.
- The impact of gambling advertising on children, young people and vulnerable adults, on behalf of GambleAware. This study used a range of innovative methods including media monitoring, creating online avatars and a qualitative diary app.
- The omnibus survey of pupil and their parents/carers, Wave 5 on behalf of the Department for Education. A nationally representative sample of young people at secondary schools and colleges in England were surveyed using a postal push-to-web approach.
- National evaluation of the Troubled Families Programme, 2015-2020 on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Community and Local Government. This large-scale study used an innovative mixed-method approach, including qualitative case studies, a digital diary app, online forums, a longitudinal face-to-face survey of families, and an annual online survey of staff.
Our work makes an important contribution to improving outcomes for children, young people, families and adults.