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Derek Mitchell
Robert House
19 Station Road, Chinnor, Oxon OX39 4PU UK
01844 260248

Alpha Research

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Recent News: DRNO (Daily Research News Online)

What we do...
Alpha Research has been working in social research for more than 40 years (est. 1970). Nearly all our work is in the public, semi-public and not-for-profit sectors. Our reputation is for a client-centred, flexible and responsive service, which delivers high quality research, intelligent and insightful analysis, and detailed, actionable findings. Some of our clients have been working with us for twenty years, and our repeat business levels are extremely high.

We are a small company, run by Directors Wendy and Derek Mitchell. Both have been in the social research industry for twenty years. Each project is managed by either Wendy or Derek, who are directly involved in every aspect of the project for the duration of the contract, and are personally responsible for all analysis and reporting.

Alpha Research is a full service research consultancy, offering quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, via a wide range of methodologies and approaches. Our services include quantitative fieldwork by telephone, face to face, post and online; qualitative group discussions and in depth interviewing; a full data analysis service; and detailed reporting and presentation of findings. We can offer a full service from survey design to reporting, or help with any part of the research process, such as consultancy on questionnaire or survey design, fieldwork services, or in-depth analysis of a clients' own data.

In recent years, Alpha Research's clients have included:

  • Semi-public/ trade bodies: Acas; Association of British Healthcare Industries; BBC Radio; British Council; Charity Commission; Citizens Advice; Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Central government departments: BIS; Cabinet Office; Irish Food Board; COI; Office of the Third Sector
  • Education/ Training: MKOB Learning and Skills Centre; Open University
  • Health Authorities: NHS South of England strategic health authority; Oxfordshire PCT; Portsmouth PCT
  • Many local authorities: 10 London Authorities and ALMOs; Buckinghamshire County Council; Oxford City Council; Oxfordshire County Council; South Oxfordshire and Vale of the White Horse District Councils; Devizes Town Council
  • Charities: British Trust for Conservation Volunteers; Christian Aid; The Children's Society; Guide Dogs; Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust; Parkinson's Disease Society
  • Registered Social Landlords: East Homes, East Living, Midland Heart Housing Association, Patchwork, Stadium Housing, Twynham, Willow Housing and Care
  • Police: Metropolitan Police; Thames Valley; West Midlands

Number of employees: 1-4