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What aspects of your business keep you awake at night? What insights do you need to be able to address these issues with confidence and clarity?

The Applied Research Group (ARG) is comprised of a team of professional researchers who are passionate about conducting rigorous research within organisations, to solve real business issues and gain the insights you need to enhance your business. Building on the strong research and consultancy heritage of the Centre for People at Work (CPW) which specialised in HR, leadership and Occupational Psychology, we have now expanded our research capacity. Now, not only do we conduct research into ‘people at work’ issues but, we also work with organisations to research a broad range of business issues.

Depending on your budget, timescales, and complexity of research, we offer a range of research services to meet your needs:

  • Student Research Project- Commission one of our students to conduct a research project for you. Under the supervision of an academic, our students can help you with your research needs ranging from data collection, through to data analysis and report writing. This option offers the most affordable option but may only be suitable for simple research projects with clearly designed tools and expected outputs.
  • Academic Research Project- Commission our academics directly to conduct a Short Applied Research Project. Our experienced researchers will ensure reliable and valid data collection, accurate and systematic data analysis, detailed and objective interpretations, clear and practicable recommendations. Another affordable option, whereby the costing is flexible and done on the number of days needed for one of our academic experts to deliver the outcome. Our academics can help you fully design a project to gain the insight you need.
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) – A subsidised opportunity to recruit a graduate to develop and transfer their knowledge into business growth and innovation over a 6-24 month period. This represents a longer-term commitment, but with the added benefit of introducing a specialised graduate into your organisation to apply their skills and knowledge over a longer period of time with the potential for long-term recruitment afterwards.
  • Match-funded PhD - A subsidised opportunity to either sponsor a PhD project, or for you or a colleague to become a PhD student, to conduct in-depth research into a specific business issue over a 3 year period. PhDs represent the most rigorous research pathway, requiring unique, cutting-edge research to be conducted to the most rigorous of standards. 

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