Pre-sessional English Online Research

We conducted desk research and interviews to explore whether there was a market for an online pre-sessional English course for non-native English speaking students who wish to study in the UK.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Open Access Journal Survey

We delivered a full visual report and presentation of findings alongside access to Q Reader to allow Springer Nature to delve deeper into the data.

Publishing and media companies
Portfolio Review

We conducted desk research and interviews to explore whether there was a market for an online pre-sessional English course for non-native English speaking students who wish to study in the UK.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
First Biannual Brand Tracker

Nature Research needed help conducting their first brand tracker survey, exploring audience awareness and perceptions. 

Publishing and media companies
Student Research

We conducted interviews and a survey to help The University of Queensland Union better understand what the student body, elected student leaders and executives at the University of Queensland expect from their student union.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Scholarly publishing Audience and Competitor Research

The Royal Society of Chemistry needed a better understanding of the value and impact of their academic journal CERP. In-depth interviews, e-survey, competitor analysis and literature review allowed Shift to paint a detailed picture of the publication and the sector.

Publishing and media companies
Nature Masterclasses course development

Qualitative and quantitative research to support the development of new courses, including identification of challenges faced and skills required by researchers, as well as their appetite for different topics.

Publishing and media companies
Student attitudes towards digital resources

Supporting Cengage’s ‘Student Voices’ to understand the insights and experiences of current undergraduate students, through online surveys.

Publishing and media companies
Analysis of students’ experiences of online assessment

We analysed over 8,000 responses to a survey disseminated by UoL and provided an in-depth report with macro- and micro-level insights.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
Postdoc survey following cognitive interviews

We were commissioned by long-term client Nature to conduct and analyse a new survey into postdoc perceptions and experiences, including around COVID-19.

Publishing and media companies
Scholarly publishing audience and competitor research

The Royal Society of Chemistry needed a better understanding of the value and impact of their academic journal CERP. In-depth interviews, e-survey, competitor analysis and literature review allowed Shift to paint a detailed picture of the publication and the sector.

Publishing and media companies
Alumni survey and segmentation analysis

We conducted an eSurvey with almost 6,000 alumni, followed by online focus groups and then a behavioural science workshop to make the results truly actionable.

Universities, HEIS and FEIS
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