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Why guess at future recycling collection rates, when you can know?

Predicting recycling rates (12 Mar 2015)

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10 reasons to use qualitative research in your everyday work

You may have all the statistics – but what do the people behind them think and feel (08 Mar 2015)

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Everything you need to set up a social enterprise

All the materials you need, for absolutely nothing (05 Mar 2015)

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Social enterprise explained

Here’s a wonderfully useful guide to help you manage your social enterprise projects (03 Mar 2015)

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Using qualitative data to prepare for Childcare Sufficiency Assessment

You may have all the statistics – but what do the people behind them think and feel? (26 Feb 2015)

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Welfare Reform – why guess the effects when you can know?

(26 Feb 2015)

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MORE thoughts from your colleagues on statistical forecasting

Your colleagues probably know better than anyone (25 Feb 2015)

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Open survey questions: what on earth do you do with them when you get them back?

The simplest research task can be the most vital – yet it is often overlooked, because it seems so simple (23 Feb 2015)

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What one police force are using statistics for

People use statistics for all sort of things (20 Feb 2015)

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How to set up a social enterprise – without getting swamped

Ten things that worry people about setting up a social enterprise (19 Feb 2015)

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