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.

Publications and new service development research
Mixed-methods membership research

We conducted desk research, an eSurvey and 90 in-depth interviews to help the FSRH develop their understanding of membership activities and use of services.

Membership research
Engagement of young people

The brief A world-leading professional organisation sought to develop an offer to engage young people aged 5-16 with the aim to support, inspire and encourage participation in their sector. As well as needing to find out what specifically would appeal to young people across their target age range, this organisation sought to understand what concerns […]

Publications and new service development research
Interviews around primary chemistry resources

We conducted 40 phone interviews with primary teachers who taught science to explore their experiences and challenges, as well as their perceptions of RSC services.

Publications and new service development research
Investigating communities of interest

The brief As part of their ongoing membership research, APM commissioned Shift to investigate what their current members, as well as the wider project community, wanted and expected of a chartered professional body in terms of its communities of interest. They wanted a comprehensive piece of research that would give them insight into what other […]

Membership research
GCSE Science timetable models

Through a survey and phone interviews, Shift Learning delivered insights to the Learned Societies around the variety of timetable models used for KS4 sciences in England, which informed a debate at the 2019 ASE conference and ongoing policy.

Research to inform policy development
Stakeholder engagement

The brief On October 12th 2017, the Privy Council considered APM’s application for a Royal Charter and issued an Order of Grant. This decision triggered a number of procedural steps, including the activation of a new chartered organisation and creation of a register of Chartered Project Professionals. As part of this process, APM as a […]

Qualifications and accreditation research
Testing propositions for the refreshed RPP standard

In response to the growing interest in their Registered Project Professional (RPP) standard, an updated competency framework and a drive towards making the standard more accessible to a wider range of professionals while maintaining its current rigour, APM were working towards refreshing the standard.

Qualifications and accreditation research
Member insight research

The CSP required a robust piece of research which explored the attitudes, drivers, influences and preferences of core member segments. The research aimed to inform a holistic and member-centric communication and engagement strategy, as well as to offer evidence to support other business decisions across the society.

Membership research
Congress research 2015

The European Cancer Congress (ECCO) attracts a multi-disciplinary audience every year, with 18, 500 delegates attending in 2014. ECCO were looking to conduct research around delegates’ experiences of their 2015 congress, which was held in Vienna in September 2015, with a view to developing and enhancing future congresses. They were interested in approaching this via both quantitative and qualitative research methods in order to gain a variety of perspectives on the delegate experience.

Conference research
Field research

The ESC represents 68,000 cardiology professionals and runs the largest Cardiology congress in the world, with over 35000 delegates attending from 112 countries worldwide. With CME requirements and funding regulations all changing the way in which medical professionals engage with their professional societies, the ESC wanted to ensure that they were well placed to meet the needs of their members and delegates by better understanding their drivers to attend and satisfaction with the event.

Conference research
Analysis of market segments, needs and demands to enable future development of products and services

The ICSA were keen to re-evaluate their offering to their members and find new opportunities for products and services. We had many objectives within this research; the most notable being to understand the potential market size for membership and training; key and emerging segments within this market; the nature of the broader business qualifications market; and the needs of the professional education market outside the role of Charted Secretaries.

Publications and new service development research
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