Why work with us?YST Why work with us?
We are a leading authority on research into the impact of PE, sport and physical activity on the wellbeing and life chances of children and young people.
We work across the public, private and voluntary sectors to conduct sound research and provide thoughtful insight and practical recommendations.
We can help you...
- Understand the wider PE, physical activity and sport landscape for young people
- Design your research with you to enhance your knowledge and understanding, be it understanding participation, better youth insight into motivations and barriers or testing new ideas
- Deliver research, analysis and insight
- Translate findings and advise on how to use and implement them
- Evaluate the effectiveness and impact of your projects and programmes
- Disseminate what works
- Inﬂuence policy and practice.
We put young people at the heart of what we do. Our delivery experience, reach and networks enable us to talk to and work with a huge range of young people as part of our research offer.
Our reach and networks
Our networks give us a broad reach of engagement for research and insight, through delivery networks, our inﬂuencing relationships and research partners.
Expertise - our capabilities
We have over 20 years’ experience of delivering effective evaluation services to assess the effectiveness and impact of project interventions at all stages of the implementation cycle.
We tailor our approach to devise the most appropriate evaluation framework for your projects, based on a clear logic model. We have expertise in developing effective data tools and data collection systems for our monitoring and evaluation work, ensuring that they are appropriate to the specific project.
We use a range of methods, mixing traditional with more innovative — for example, in our qualitative work we will use consultations alongside other techniques such graffiti walls, picture research and ‘speed dating’. We use surveys, both print and online, and we maximise the use of digital approaches via forums, panels, vox pops, video diaries and social media as appropriate.
We pride ourselves on delivering effective impact evaluation, as well as social impact and return on investment evaluation, to help our clients really understand the outcomes and impacts of their projects.
We want our work to make a difference to young people so we work closely with you in how we present our findings to be engaging and accessible, drawing out practical recommendations.