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Does "ethnic matching" pay in research interviews and focus groups?

It seems logical – but is it always the best approach? An expert gives some sensible guidelines (14 Dec 2014)

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10 top tips - How to analyse qualitative data

Consider these 10 things before you conduct the research. Afterwards may be too late (04 Dec 2014)

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Six steps to measuring the costs and benefits of community involvement

How can you tell if your results will justify the time, effort and cost invested? (24 Nov 2014)

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20 ways to know whether your partnership is likely to succeed

Success or failure – it all comes down to being able to work with others – and research proves how best to go about it (20 Nov 2014)

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115 policy and research staff from social landlords on Twitter (A - L)

It's back - new and improved (19 Nov 2014)

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115 policy and research staff from social landlords on Twitter (M - Z)

(19 Nov 2014)

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Impact maps: A beginners guide

Here’s an ingenious but wonderfully simple new way to design, manage and monitor your projects better (16 Nov 2014)

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If things get better for your community will YOU get the credit?

4 ways to answer one of the trickiest problems you will ever have to solve (11 Nov 2014)

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150 social landlord CEO's on Twitter (A-F)

Want to keep up to date with what's going on in the housing sector? Start here (10 Nov 2014)

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150 social landlord CEO's on Twitter (G-Z)

Want to keep up to date with what's going on in the housing sector? Start here (10 Nov 2014)

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