Innovative Methods

We are always experimenting with new and innovative ways to engage young people in our research. As well as traditional qualitative and quantitative research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews, we have developed unique, exciting approaches, processes and tools for research in a digital society.


Our youth-centred approach facilitates research and translation in fields where young people are regularly excluded, and our co-research methods work with and leverage diversity. We are also committed to producing processes that can be taken up by our partners and network, to help maximise the usefulness and uptake of research outputs.

We develop digital tools and novel techniques for participatory data-gathering and analysis. These tools allow us to creatively engage young people in ways that break down the traditional barrier between researcher and study participant, and gives them a space to explore the issues that are most important to them.

The approach is rigorous and ensures no one is left out. It gives us a holistic picture of how young people view the world and their place in it - not just what they think adults want to hear. The result is an extremely rich picture of young people’s lived experience in a complex world.