Evaluate physical activity related approaches, interventions, and programmes, understand their impact, and work to promote ‘what works’. We focus on understanding the implementation of efficacious approaches in order to maximise real world effectiveness.
The ukactive Research Institute is experienced in designing and implementing a wide range of research, evaluation, and insight projects using a variety of mixed methods including questionnaires, focus groups and semi-structured interviews, objectively measured health measures, and valid self-report behavioural measures. Approaches are designed based upon understanding our partners aims, developing specific research questions, and employing appropriate and feasible descriptive or experimental designs. However, we often adopt a triangulation approach to data collection, combining relevant quantitative and qualitative methods to provide an interdisciplinary holistic insight into the role that physical activity plays.
Our research spans ukactive’s strategic pillars. We have a proven track record of producing evaluation frameworks to measure and evidence impact in different settings and for specific populations across the lifespan including: inactive and frail older adults, working age adults, students, and school children and families. We employ the highest standards of scientific rigour to our work favouring transparency, openness, and replicability. Findings from each research and evaluation project are often presented in a sector and/or openly accessible academic facing reports for maximum impact.
We are happy to discuss the needs of any specific projects and offer additional bespoke services as required.
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