How to spot fraudulent respondents and data bots in your data

As a researcher, one of the things I most look forward to on a project is getting a first look at the data. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the set-up phase, but when you’ve done all the hard work designing a programme of research to answer a specific problem or question, you really want to get your hands on the data to see what people are saying and start to think about what that means for the client.

Singing the praises of the unsung heroes, March 2015

MacmillanIt was exciting to see Macmillan publish their “Hidden at Home” report recently, and to see it making an impact.  It looked at the level of social care needs that people with cancer have, and mruk conducted the research that underpinned the report.

Social care covers a wide range of different needs, and inevitably different types of help and support are required to meet these needs. What was really newsworthy in our findings was how much support is being provided by the family and friends of people living with cancer. We found that three quarters of people with practical and personal needs were reliant on support from family and/or friends.

Y should I?

Echo-boomers, Millenials, the dot.com generation, whatever you choose to call Generation Y (those born between 1980-2000); there’s no getting away from the fact that we are a key generation with our own habits and characteristics (and yes, I am including myself here!). Having grown up during a technology and culture rich period there are certain expectations that we have of the world.