Research is the groundwork for all my projects; writing commissions, structuring seminar content or for academic purposes.
Every writing project starts with research, particularly as I specialise in non-fiction. This takes me beyond desk research to meeting people and discovering new places to find what I’m looking for. Primary sources are always the most valuable.
I also like to use my first hand experiences which have enriched some educational publishing projects and I don’t shy away from new subject matter either. Forthcoming book projects will take this to a new level in 2020!
NGO’s, Charities and organisations
Here are some ways I can help you:
Research for a specific project on a short term basis
Detailed literature searches.
Specialist knowledge to communicate with hard to reach sections of society.
Understand your clients needs and interpret complex findings into readable, succinct language.
My research has focused on minority experiences of education from both the student and parent perspective. I have conducted focus groups and individual interviews in both educational and community settings.
My masters research (Social Justice and Education UCL IOE 2015) was awarded a distinction and can be accessed here. Soon after this, I conducted empirical research to write my book on the experience of minority mothers and their children’s education. Reviews, the table of contents and synopsis can be found here at the publisher’s site. The introduction and part of the first chapter is available to read here.
Qualitative research skills I offer are:
Empirical data collection through convening and running focus groups and individual interviews. Managing the process from gaining access to ensuring ethical guidelines are adhered to.
Building trust with participants to gain rich and nuanced data.
Interpreting data in a critical, reflexive way.
Writing up research in a way which assimilates the context, theory and findings, making it accessible for the professional sector using it.