The SPCS provides expertise in qualitative and quantitative social research that will provide your project with the solid foundation it requires for moving forward. We have built the capacity to engage a broad and diverse constituency and have worked in partnership with many research organizations.
Our researchers use a range of qualitative and quantitative methodological applications for the purpose of bringing understanding and finding solutions to complex social issues. Tools used in the research process include; literature / best practice reviews, surveys, needs assessments, environmental scans, questionnaires, focus groups, statistical analysis and interviews.
CARCIL was a large social research project that involved both the Best Start Networks in Greater Sudbury and the Manitoulin Sudbury District. It involved a robust data collection model that included survey’s, interviews, focus groups and allowed for experimenting in community engagement practices using technology. A great deal was learned about delivering information and services to children and families and is providing a foundation for service delivery improvements.