Consultation Analysis

The high quality reporting and correct tone and language was evident throughout. The team's flexibility, level of enthusiasm and passion for the project was there from the start.” - Consultation Analysis Client, Scottish Government

Three qualities set us apart

Tried and Tested Approach

Since 2019 we have provided consultation analysis for over 40 consultations on a wide range of topics. Consultations have ranged in size and scope with feedback from respondents commonly obtained through written submissions, focus groups and other events. We have carefully developed and refined our consultation analysis methodology resulting in well defined processes and tools to support this work, from project inception through to final reports and presentation of findings. This helps us produce high quality analysis at speed, recognising our clients are keen to hear respondents views.

Specialised Team

We employ a dedicated team of analysts all highly experienced and skilled in conducting consultation analysis.Our team recognises consultation is a vital part of policymaking and service development and fully understands how consultation can complement different stages of these processes. We also appreciate the various ways people chose to engage with consultations and make sure respondents can see their opinions reflected in our reports. Recognising the importance of remaining impartial and neutral throughout the analytic and reporting process our independent position also makes us an ideal partner to support your consultation work.

Simplifying complex topics

Our consultation team can easily and quickly grasp complex and detailed subjects and ideas across a wide range of social subjects. We take pride in our ability to simplify complex ideas and technical language so these can be easily understood. We ensure respondents feedback to consultations is analysed and reported in a straightforward way, broken down by type of respondent. For instance, we group similar feedback across consultation questions in our reporting to avoid lengthy repetition. We make sure any technical or specific terms are explained fully and use glossaries, footnotes and links where appropriate.

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