We work closely with our clients to design bespoke research that meets their needs and have been privileged to deliver robust, evidence-based insights to some of the most exciting organisations in the education sector. You can also visit the research reports page to explore our public-facing work, including free independent research.
We conducted qualitative research for an established client to assess the market viability of a new six-week online business course, aimed at young people, with this phase looking at the competitor landscape and market sizing.Universities, HEIS and FEIS
We conducted qualitative research to explore teachers’ current practices for teaching spelling and grammar, including current resource use, priority areas and challenges, in order to focus future resource development at the optimum level for teachers and students.Publishing and media companies
We conducted qualitative and quantitative research for Nature Research to support the development of new Nature Masterclasses Online courses to be launched in 2022.Publishing and media companies
We conducted a global survey of academic librarians to understand their views on cybercrime and what they thought about Sci-Hub and other related websites that use university logins to access data.Publishing and media companies
We conducted qualitative research interviews with students, staff and Deans of Academic Strategy to understand what lessons could be learned after the mass move to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic and how this experience might vary between course types.
We conducted quantitative and qualitative research to investigate graduate outcomes and to highlight some of the potentially inequitable impacts of the pandemic within the creative industries.Universities, HEIS and FEIS
The IET commissioned Shift to conduct an impact study on a number of seasons of FIRST® LEGO® League involving research with teachers and a survey with 400 childrenPublic sector and not-for-profit
We conducted quantitative research for MI TALENT to provide insight to complement the national policy commission and effectively understand the needs of the technical community in UK higher education and research.Public sector and not-for-profit
We conducted desk research and secondary analysis of data generated from an Innovate UK survey to develop a deeper understanding of future technical skills requirements, in line with emerging technology and equipment.Public sector and not-for-profit
We conducted multi-phased qualitative research to explore current and future industry trends, the ways in which fashion education needs to respond to these trends, and perceived strengths and weaknesses of the current postgraduate portfolio.Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Sumdog were developing an online maths assessment library Shift conducted an initial stage of research and usability test to gather information around teachers’ needs and wants from a new assessment bank.The results from this fed into development of product prototypes.Publishing and media companies
As part of an ongoing research partnership, Shift Insight were commissioned to carry out research into primary educators’ needs around maths assessments, and their views on the new online assessment bank from Sumdog.Publishing and media companies