We offer anything from rapid literature searches to detailed academic research.
These days there is a vast amount written and published about inclusive education. This literature can reveal useful information about the context in which we are working, about other people’s experiences and ideas, and about the latest conceptual debates. All of this can help inform the development of projects, policies or advocacy campaigns. However, it is time-consuming to identify, read and analyse a large pile of books and articles. Consultants are often asked to do the work and prepare a focused summary of findings for the organisation or project to use.
We carry out desk research and literature reviews for the following purposes, among others:
- to provide contextual information and/or theoretical ideas to inform project plans and funding proposals;
- to add a wider perspective to the field data collected during a situation analysis or evaluation;
- to identify examples or case studies of good or promising practices or methodologies that an organisation could consider adapting and using;
- to provide an overview of where gaps might exist, that a project could focus on;
- to help an organisation access, distil and share diverse or complex information with its stakeholders in an accessible format.
If you would like to find out more about the desk research and literature review services we offer, please contact us.
Please note that due to contractual obligations we are not able to publish online many of the research reports that we write, but if you contact us we can show you samples of work.