Principal, Dr. Anni Gethin is director of Argyle Research, establishing the company in 2006. With a PhD in population health, and qualifications in social science, economics and statistics, Anni's brings a broad expertise to research and evaluation. She has published a wide range of reports and articles (see publications) with the third edition of her book, 'Helping your baby to sleep: Why gentle techniques work best' (Finch Books), to be released in May 2015.
Anni runs Argyle's evaluation training for NGOs: evaluation should not be jargon heavy, boring nor difficult, but a useful tool to see what is working and what needs to be improved.
Research director, Micheal Woods, a former lecturer in health psychology, has extensive experience in health policy, suicide prevention, resilience building and men's health.
Senior researcher, Zac Damon has worked with Argyle Research for 4 years, undertaking literature reviews, data analysis and survey design.
As a specialised consulting firm, most projects will involve Anni or Micheal working directly with clients. In projects requiring particular expertise, Aboriginality, or additional capacity, we collaborate with other professionals, consulting firms or research institutions.
This model keeps our research affordable and provides a high degree of flexibility to clients.
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE :
- Workforce profiling.
- Research projects.
- Demographic analysis.
- Research and Evaluations.
- Needs analyses.
- Ethics applications.
- Interview and survey design.
- Evaluation plans and frameworks.
Argyle Research is an independent research consulting company with no direct affiliations with any institution or client. We are committed to providing independent evaluation reports that provide clients and funding bodies with accurate information about the performance of programs, including identifying areas where programs could be improved. Although formal ethics approval is infrequently required for the type of research we conduct, we maintain very high ethical standards in our research.
Where formal ethics approval is required (for example, if the client is a university or the research is to be published in a peer reviewed journal), we work with clients to gain the necessary ethics clearance through the appropriate human ethics committee.
OUR ETHICS INCLUDE :
- Protecting the confidentiality of research
informants (through, for example,
aggregating and de-identifying responses).
- Utilising well established and sound research
- Taking due care to protect the interests of
potentially vulnerable or disadvantaged people.
- Consulting on appropriate methods for engaging
with different Aboriginal communities / or
culturally diverse populations.
- Maintaining proper storage of interview and