A particular advantage of the I-SPHERE team lies in its inter-disciplinary character (covering social policy, sociology, economics, human geography, law and political studies) and equal expertise in conducting quantitative and qualitative research.

Research expertise

Methodological expertise

  • qualitative research and analysis
  • survey design and analysis
  • longitudinal research (quantitative and qualitative)
  • socio-legal and policy analysis

This includes experience in:

  • Statistical modelling
  • Survey design, delivery and analysis
  • Secondary analysis of both large-scale surveys and administrative datasets
  • Focus groups
  • In-depth interviews
  • Qualitative longitudinal research
  • Policy, legal, economic and normative analysis
  • Process and outcomes impact evaluation
  • Cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Rapid evidence reviews
  • Vignette-based methodologies
  • Case studies
  • Participant observation
  • Auto-photography / self-directed photography
  • International comparative research