Designing research for impact

The importance of well designed research

Ensuring that a research project is effectively designed is crucial to its success in impacting on research users. However a study is carried out, its design needs to produce evidence that research users can trust and therefore act on. Researchers also need to ensure that Local Authorities receive findings whilst the issues are still current.

How to design for impact

‘The landscape changes quickly. If life has moved on and there have been policy changes, then people will put [the research] to one side.’

How to make your research relevant

What else can be done to improve the impact of research