training: Research on the Road (2012)
Following the success of the Research on the Road events in
Omagh and Newry in 2011, ARK ran a similar half-day course in
advice: Advice NI (2011)
Advice NI ran a survey exploring the impact of welfare reform
/ cuts on people in Northern Ireland. ARK provided advice on
the questionnaire design.
training: Research on the Road (2011)
ARK ran a half-day course entitled 'Research on the Road' which
focused on data use and collection. This course was run in Omagh
and in Newry as part of the ESRC
Festival of Social Science.
training: Man Matters (2011)
ARK ran a half-day course entitled 'Accessing and Collecting
Data: How and Why' which focused on data use and collection,
with a particular focus on information of use for those involved
in men's work. This course was run in association with Man
training: NICVA Members' Day (2010)
ARK presented a session 'Assessing the need for your project'
at the NICVA
Members' Day, which explored the need for different types of
information, as well as how to access and collect data.
Research Training: NICVA (2007-2010)
In association with Northern
Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), ARK runs a
course on research methods for the voluntary and community
advice: Community Arts Forum (2010)
Community Arts Forum are planning a participatory research project,
and consulted ARK about research methodology.
proposal advice: RNIB
provided advice to RNIB on a research project focusing on participatory
research. In particular, ARK commented on the research methodology
and implications for inter-regional comparisons.
ARK provided advice to the Childline Youth Forum Northern Ireland
(CLYFNI) on how to design a survey on young people’s knowledge
of, and attitudes towards, emotional and mental health services
for young people. CLYFNI is a group of young people aged 12-20
years that represents young people’s interest in Childline.
CLYFNI initiated this research project and advise was given
on questionnaire design, sampling and on issues relating to
confidentiality and informed consent.
proposal advice: Northern Ireland Music Therapy Trust (2008)
The NI Music therapy Trust approached ARK for advice on a research
proposal. ARK provided advice on the methodology and the research
question, as well as suggesting potential academic partners
and possible funders.