What We Do
We create statistically rigorous study designs that can be used to calculate the effect size, test for significance, detect prevalence levels, prove causality, and confirm the correlation. At the same time, we understand the limits of adopting only quantitative or qualitative data methods. We are big believers in a mixed-methods approach to gain an in-depth understanding of project context, track changes in knowledge, attitudes, and practices, and understand the program’s strengths, simultaneously.
We ensure our designs can suit partner expectations in terms of timelines, budget constraints, and strategy without compromising on power and quality.
Our approach puts the respondent at the center of research. We are adept at using different research tools to understand ground-level needs and inform a new or an ongoing program. Among others, these include
Including color cards
To triangulate responses
Human-centred design approach & content testing
Game theory to assess risk-taking
Behavioural change campaigns
Limericks, text, audio/visual content with better recall, word-association
The Result: Study Designs are Efficient and Comprehensive
There can be a big difference between what works in theory and what works on the ground.
Based on our developmental sector experience in India and other Southeast Asian countries, we understand the ground-level realities and can guide you to figure out the externalities of your research design – positive and negative.
Our goal is to help our partners
Devise solutions, pilot them, tweak or change them entirely, before the social intervention is set up or scaled
Set up measures in place for periodic check-ins
Deriving and promoting a rubric for Data Quality. Documenting learning from the field through our “Cautionary Tales.”
Empowering our partners to put measures in place for quality control measures
The development sector prides itself on evidence-driven decision making, but the idea for what makes for robust evidence is questionable and evolving.
We are champions of good data collection in India, working to educate and build demand for stronger evidence in the sector
CREA’s 'It's My Body' Project on Gender
CREA is implementing a process documentation of the ‘Action Project’ in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. As CREA’s survey partner, Outline India will visit 5 partner organizations across UP and Jharkhand to understand the implementation process and interview young women. Attempts will be made to understand the conversations these young girls have about the issues in the community and how they strategize to address the issues. Process documentation will involve interactions with girls trained under the program, trainers as well as other relevant staff of the partner organizations. This is a qualitative exercise aiming to develop a comprehensive report with case studies”.
Public Health Survey on Long Covid
Well Being Research has been contracted by the Lancet COVID 19 Commission to assess the prevalence of Post COVID Syndrome in India. This primary research study will aim to identify long-term health consequences experienced by survivors of COVID-19 as well as explore the effect of ‘long COVID’ on mental health, so as to create an open-access database that can support public health measures and policy guided actions for easy rehabilitation of patients. This exercise is being supported by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Impact assessment of Robotics labs and Digital classrooms
In collaboration with the Bharti Foundation, Well Being Research is set out to develop tools for the Impact assessment of Robotics labs and Digital classrooms in the Satya Bharti Schools of Delhi and Punjab. These tools would be used for capturing growth in students’ coding and programming skills along with the development of life skills such as creative thinking, problem solving and collaboration. This would also be efficient in capturing the effect on teachers using digital content for teaching and learning purposes.
Public Health Survey on Long Covid
Well Being Research will be partnering with Sesame Workshop India (SWI) to conduct a Training Needs Assessment (TNA) study among the AWWs/Sahayikas/ICDS supervisors at selected Nandghar Anganwadi Centres.
The study will aim to understand the training needs of the AWWs/Sahayikas and ICDS Supervisors and to explore the factors which may impact/influence the quality of early childhood education at Nand Ghars.