Cost-effective research and evaluation.

Here at Research Toolkit we know how important quick, accurate and cost-effective research can be for your project or organisation.  Our consultants have a proven track-record of delivering research, evaluation and impact analysis studies for clients that include UK government departments, universities, the NHS and third sector organisations.  Whether you need a full-scale evaluation including questionnaire surveys, focus groups and participant and partner interviews, or you simply want professional advice on setting up your own research and evaluation systems, we will be able to help you.

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Research and Evaluation

Research & Evaluation.


Research Toolkit consultants have an enviable track record in both qualitative and quantitative investigations covering topics as diverse as co-production, mental health, disability and patient and public involvement (PPI) in healthcare education.Clients have included the NHS, local authorities, universities and third sector organisations. We use a range of research methods to guarantee you robust data and high quality research reports that you can use to support funding applications or other enterprises.

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Research Toolkit can gather the evidence you need to prove your project’s success using both qualitative and quantitative indicators.Our consultants are familiar with various evaluation methods, including quasi-experimental, realistic and appreciative enquiry, and will work with you to agree the most suitable approach.

Digital Storytelling

Digital storytelling.

Nothing has greater impact than professional-quality video of your participants describing first-hand their journey through your project, and its impact on their lives. Research Toolkit has pioneered aspects of video evaluation as a research method, and offers a complete and affordable service, including planning, interviewing subjects, video capture and editing.

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Learning Gain Tool
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Learning Gain Tool.

Helping you to measure impact.

The Research Toolkit Learning Gain tool© is an interactive resource capable of assessing and measuring impact of training interventions.It uses pre- and post-activity data to explore impact from the perspective of the activity participant, school or stakeholder representative. This has been successfully used to assess change in provision in Hospital Trusts,examined successful elements of University Summer School programmes, and is currently being used as part of the evaluation strategy for a collaboration of 12 Higher Education institutions in West Yorkshire.Results, using this tool, are generally displayed visually as radar charts – aiding participants and programme management to quickly view impact areas.

What we’ve worked on & produced

What we’ve worked on & produced.

National Metals Technology Center (NAMTEC) : Technical Skills Audit
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Access to healthcare: mature student progression in HE
Class of 2023: an evaluation of the 2017 Go Higher West Yorkshire Summer School Programme Download report
Action Deafness: an evaluation of the HearNow Forward Project
Inspiring and preparing tomorrow’s doctors: a reflective diary
An evaluation of Theatre of Debate’s ‘People are Messy’ production delivered in a selection of Target-16 schools in West Yorkshire
An evaluation of the pilot Pathways to Leeds Summer School
Providing Primary Care Work Experience: evaluating a national work experience pilot programme


Just a selection of current and recent clients.

Bishop Grosseteste University
Brightside Trust/Uniaid
Careers Centre, University of York
Educational Engagement, University of Leeds
Go Higher West Yorkshire
Halifax Womens Centre
Lifelong Learning Centre, University of Leeds
Management Division, Lancaster University
Medical Schools Council
NAMTEC (the National Metals Technology Centre)
National Council for Graduate Enterpreneurship
National Institute for Health Research
Royal Air Force
Royal College of General Practitioners
School of Education and Lifelong Learning, University of Sunderland
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
The Economic and Social Research Council

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If you’ve got a quick question or would like to know more about specific areas of work, drop us a message and we’ll get back to you.

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    Research Toolkit Limited
    Nexus, University of Leeds
    Discovery Way
    Leeds, LS2 3AA
    0113 819 5230