Over 660 users of our services described the value and impact of Community Research, in our 2017 User Survey.
Overview of Findings
Overall the responses show clear, consistent enthusiastic endorsement of the work, and evidence of value and impact. There is significant increase in perceived value and impact compared to 2015, evidenced in the number and diversity of positive responses, and 272% increase in response rate.
Community Research is fulfilling its intended outcomes (Theory of Change) relative to information-provision, connections, increasing people’s knowledge of effective practices, and in relation to Maori aspirations. We are to a slightly lesser extent increasing the likelihood that groups undertake good research and evaluation – which is a more niche undertaking, so this is consistent with expectations. There is a slight change in demographics away from urban centres.