Tech-Savvy Research Consultancy
Think Social Tech is a 'tech-savvy' research consultancy in the UK not-for-profit sector. We deliver projects, provide practical research support and help organisations to learn from their current work. If you are looking for expertise in digital social research methods (from user research to data analysis and visualisation) and want to think critically about your work in relation to social tech development we can help. Think Social Tech brings knowledge of the latest research, projects and ways of working in the UK Tech for Good sector. We have experience delivering research, capacity building and evaluation projects in cross-functional teams, in organisations from 2 to 200 people. Clients include charitable trusts and foundations, intermediary support organisations, digital agencies and not-for-profit organisations.
Think Social Tech was established in January 2018 by Nissa Ramsay with the aim of bringing informed project development capacity to the growing Tech for Good space in the UK, building on learning from leading funders (find out more in this blog post). Think Social Tech is a member of the Digital Agenda, Tech for Good Meetups Community, the Market Research Society and a judge for the Tech4Good Awards. I work with you to understand your needs and what I can deliver for your budget, whilst bringining in current thinking in the sector and critical thinking about how I can add most value to your work. Consultancy can include a one off advice sessions, ongoing support or direct project management and delivery, according to your goals and budget. I also partner with other experts in funding, evaluation and tech for good communities in the charitable sector when a multi-discplinary and multi-skilled team would add value to your goals.
In February and March this year I was commissioned by the Open Data Institute to work in collaboration with their R&D team to develop a best practice research guides toolkit. This aimed to provide internal guidance around best practice in research, to utilise the expertise of the team effectively; but also to explore how to best tackle ‘data’ as a research topic. They appointed Think Social Tech to bring expertise in social research combined with a working knowledge of digital ways of working.
The research guides are openly here openly available here, including a sheet of useful research resources and tools recommended by professionals to help deliver research projects. The Open Data Institute have written a blog post summarising the guides here and you can find my own reflections about the process abd project on my Medium blog.
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