Analytical Research

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About Us

Analytical Research Ltd is an independent research organisation that provides professional quantitative and qualitative research for both the public and private sectors.

We are highly experienced in quantitative research design and analysis, while being equally experienced in using mixed methods and different approaches. In fact we often use both qualitative and quantitative techniques to obtain rich and informative findings.

Analytical Research has strong abilities in terms of performing sophisticated statistical analyses and interpreting their findings within their respective research context. As our conclusions are based on well-designed and relevant techniques, our methodlogies consistently provide our customers with well supported findings, that have a wide range of applications. These applications include helping policy makers to make more effective decisions now, as well as guiding their planning when it comes to designing appropriate policies for the future.

We are also experienced in managing large scale projects, ensuring that your project will be delivered within time and budget.


Analytical Research delivers actionable insights through an array of rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analysis methods. We strive to provide invaluable help for decision makers by producing findings that are both rational and accurate. Our services include:

Complete Research Projects

Starting from research questions we are able to design a research project tailored to your time frame and budget. We can design and develop all elements of your project, including but not limited to: quantitative and qualitative data tools, questionnaire design, web surveys, thematic qualitative data analysis and statistical data analysis as well as providing you with a formal written report of our findings and their interpretations.

Quantitative analysis of secondary data

We are specialised in analysing large quantitative data sets and have extensive expertise regarding various statistical, econometric and financial data analysis techniques.

Structured qualitative research and analysis

If you have already collected qualitative data through methods such as interviews, focus groups or observational study, we can provide thematic and theorised qualitative data analysis. We aim not only to make sense of your data but to provide you with high quality findings that are informed by current theories and existing research in the field.

Why Choose Us?


We have a strong foundation of practical experience relating to statistical and mathematical modelling. Over the years, we have built up a considerable amount of knowledge across many research areas and different domains.

We are experienced at managing considerably large and complex data sets. We also have extensive knowledge of statistical programming, which provides us with the ability to efficiently apply complex analysis over data of any size.


Every project we undertake is approached in a flexible yet formal manner. We develop bespoke and innovative research approaches for our clients -- letting the nature of the research determine the methods -- ensuring that research objectives are met and actionable insights are delivered.

State of the Art Methodology

We constantly monitor emerging methodological developments, while co-operating with highly reputable academic universities both in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, which we feel significantly adds to the quality of our approaches towards research.


Wearables, E-health and E-care

Wearables, E-health and E-care

Wearables technology is continuously improving and even though it may currently be too expensive for universal access, it is expected that the cost will be reduced over time, making it increasingly accessible. As part of our work at Analytical Research, we have been involved in research and development of prototypes for assistive living and have first hand experience of the potential that these solutions offer to the health and care sectors. In the not too distant future we envision that these new paradigms for e-health and e-care will be a much more familiar part of our daily life. For more information, see our related Research & Insights.

Developing Social Development Strategy

Social Development Strategy

Analytical Research Ltd was commissioned by a leading UN organization to help setting up a framework for social development strategy for a GCC country. We had the lead responsibility of the pillar focusing on social care development over the next 25 years, covering objectives, legislations and estimated budget. The project constituted of several stages, including field surveys, data analysis, workshops with various stakeholders including Ministers and Under Secretaries. In developing a new model, special attention was given to data and its analysis along with the evidence available from global good practice on different thematic areas. We paid attention to draw on global models of care and social rights while observing culture and traditional values taking advantage of the positive aspects of the GCC context. The strategy is designed to increase the protection and respect of the rights of women, children, older people, and people with disabilities and to draw more on the active role of the state for support and protection working in partnership with individuals and the community. This strategy constitutes a significant development in the Gulf area and likely to have implications over neighbouring countries.

Longitudinal workforce changes

Longitudinal workforce changes

Social care is increasingly gaining policy attention, as the demand for social care increases so does the demand for the workforce. This project focused on using existing data to understand longitudinal changes in the social care workforce. Working with the SCWRU, Analytical Research Ltd took the task of constructing longitudinal records from existing national data. This included designing and implementing efficient numerical algorithms capable of handling data, that has a size of over 11 million records, to invistigate different workforce related research questions. You can download our Research & Insights for a breif read about longitudinal data analysis.

Work force diversity, focusing on ethnicity

Work force diversity, focusing on ethnicity

Recently, Analytical Research Ltd has completed research project analysing the dynamics of participation of British BME workers in the long-term care sector, separate from that of migrant workers. The analysis highlights the potential to actively promote social care work among British BME groups to meet workforce shortages, especially at a time where immigration policies are restricting the recruitment of non-European Economic Area nationals. We analysed a new national workforce data, the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC), with a sample size equal to 357,869. We employ descriptive statistical analysis and a set of logistic regression models. See Hussein, S., Manthorpe, J. and Ismail, M. (2014) Ethnicity at work: the case of British minority workers in the long-term care sector. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal. 33 (2).

Risk, Safeguarding and Personal Budget

Risk, Safeguarding and Personal Budget

Personalisation is about tailoring services to the needs of the end user, often through greater choice and control for the service user. One of the main mechanisms for personalisation is personal budgets, whereby people are given real budgets (direct payments) or virtual budgets with which to arrange their own services. However, there are fears that people using personal budgets may be at greater risk of abuse and neglect than people using conventional services if they purchase unregulated care, or rely on relatives to manage their budget. The policy of 'safeguarding' is about enabling people to maintain independence, well-being and choice, while also securing the right to live a life free from harm.

Not enough is currently understood about the relationships between personalisation and safeguarding and how these two different strands of policy actually work alongside each other in practice. This project seeks to improve the evidence base in this area.

This project is a collaboration between Analytical Research Ltd, King's College London, University of York and Coventry University. The project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), School of Social Care Research (2012-2014). Analytical Research Ltd is responsible for the design and implementation of quantitative models in relation to national and local data on safeguarding and incidents of abuse. For more information, see workshop slides presented at London School of Economics.

Male workers participation in care sector

Male workers participation in care sector

Analytical Research Ltd has completed a research project analysing the participation of British male workers in the long-term care sector. Labor market changes, including growing opportunities to work in the long-term care (LTC) sector. Analyzing an English national workforce data-set we investigated whether men are crossing traditional boundaries into more emotional, and personal care work. We examined organization, local area effect, and service provision on the probability of attracting more men to the workforce. The analysis utilized multivariate statistics and mixed-effect models. The findings highlight both horizontal and vertical segregation in the types of jobs undertaken by men in the LTC sector. See Hussein, S., Ismail, M. and Manthorpe, J. (2014) Male workers in the female-dominated long-term care sector: evidence from England. Journal of Gender Studies, DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2014.887001.

Research & Insights

Do Personal Budgets Increase the Risk of Abuse? Evidence from English National Data

Sep 2016 This paper provides empirical evidence about levels of uptake of PBs and safeguarding referrals in England based on in-depth analysis of national data at aggregate, local council level in England,covering 152 Councils.

Ageing in the Middle East and North Africa: Towards a New Model of Care

Sep 2016 Presentation at London School of Economics

Utilising Data and Knowledge for Policy Impact, A Case Study Using Bayesian Approach

Aug 2016 Presentation at ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical & Statistical Frontiers, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Navigating through big data for the purpose of longitudinal analysis: a case study of a UK multiple snapshots administrative data

Aug 2016 Presentation at School of Agricultural, Computational & Environmental Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, Australia

Implementing safeguarding and personalisation in social work: Findings from practice

May 2016 This article reports on part of a sutdy carried out in three local authority adult social care in England.

Personal budgets: the impact on risk and safeguarding

Apr 2016 Presentation at KCL

Ageing and elderly care in the Arab region

Apr 2016 This open access article focusses on policy challenges and opportunities in the Arab region in relation to the rapidly ageing populations.

Population ageing and elderly care in the middle east

Apr 2016 Populations are expected to age rapidly in the Middle East countries during the coming few decades. However, evidence indicates many countries in the region are not paying attention. This is a summary of the state of ageing in the region.

Changes in migration trends in Europe

Mar 2016 Our forthcoming article on changes in migration trends in Europe has featured in this lecture.

Demographic changes in the Middle East and North Africa

Mar 2016 Our forthcoming article on demographic changes in the Middle East and North Africa has featured in this lecture.

Wearables, E-health and E-care

Feb 2016 This release provides a brief overview of the current state of play for the usage of wearable technology in E-health and E-care.

Male workers in the female-dominated long-term care sector: evidence from England

Feb 2016 Labor market changes, including growing opportunities to work in the long-term care (LTC) sector, may attract more men to this traditionally female-dominated occupation. Analyzing an English national workforce data-set we investigate ...

Changes in turnover and vacancy rates of care workers in England from 2008 to 2010

Mar 2015 Panel analysis of national workforce data indicates variable experiences among individual employers while average change in turnover rate was minimal.

Risk, Safeguarding and Personal Budgets

Mar 2015 NIHR SSC Annual Conference 24/03/2015

An analysis of Safeguarding Adult Board Annual Reports

2014 Did anyone notice the transformation of adult social care? An analysis of Safeguarding Adult Board Annual Reports. Click here for an author produced version.

Ethnicity at work: the case of British minority workers in the long-term care sector.

2014 The analysis examines interactions between ethnicity, gender, and age, and their relations with meso factors related to job and organizational characteristics and macro level factors related to local area characteristics.

The Significance of Statistical Methods in Utilising Data and Knowledge

Aug 2014 Presentation at the Uni Research Rokkansenteret, University of Bergen

Risk, Safeguarding and personal Budgets –Do Personal Budgets Increase the Risk of Abuse?

Jul 2014 Presentation at University of York

Longevity, Unhealthy Years And Burden On Different Sectors

Apr 2014 This release provides brief insight on a Bayesian approach for estimating the impact of longevity on different sectors.

Using Existing Data to Inform Policy

Mar 2014 Do Personal Budgets Increase the Risk of Abuse? Potential and Challenges in Using Existing Data to Inform Policy

Analysis of Equity Data

Jan 2014 Analysis of equity data explains briefly one approach we use for the design of black box trading algorithms for equity data.

Longitudinal Data Analysis

Dec 2013 This release provides brief insight on key factors we encountered when analysing longitudinal data measuring change across time in the social science domain.

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