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  • About NatCen Learning

    We're a leading provider of social research training in the UK. All our courses are delivered by practising researchers, so whether you're starting out or a seasoned practitioner, we can help you build your skills and knowledge. 

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    Please email us at: natcenlearning@natcen.ac.uk

  • Classroom and flipchart Tailored training

    By getting to know you and your organisation, we'll design a training solution that is the perfect fit for your needs and quickly delivers improved performance.

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  • Feedback from delegates
    •   Excellent trainers! Good to see people who have done a lot of practical work in this area and are enthusiastic about it - it shows!  

      Course attendee

    •   NatCen offers a service that is tailored to the specific themes and challenges of individual projects and its tutors go out of their way to make the training relevant to the needs of participants. Exceptional quality!  

      Sussex University

    •   But probably the most useful part of the day were the practical sessions, where evaluation officers had the chance to practice the techniques and receive feedback from the trainers.  

      Matt Barnard, Head of Evaluation at NSPCC

    •   Our two-day training course enabled a group of completely novice qualitative researchers to come away understanding the 'how and why' of in-depth interviewing as well as feeling confident and motivated to give it go.  

      Research Unit, University

    •   NatCen delivered six courses [...] we received consistently positive feedback from attendees and the training has helped raise the level of understanding of evaluation issues in the Department.  

      Steven Finch, Department for Transport

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      Our courses are offered in partnership with the Social Research Association. 

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    • Joanna D'Ardenne Meet the trainers

      Joanna D'Ardenne

      Jo teaches courses on questionnaire design and cognitive interviewing. She is a Research Director in our Questionnaire Development and Testing Hub and co-author of the textbook Cognitive Interviewing Practice. 

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