CIPFA Research is a team of senior researchers and analysts who between them have many years’ experience providing qualitative and quantitative research services. We also draw on public sector expertise from within CIPFA’s networks.


CIPFA Research has provided research and associated services to organisations across the private, public and not for profit sectors. Our services include:

  • research into current practices
  • obtaining customer and stakeholder feedback 
  • undertaking systematic reviews
  • undertaking evaluation programmes 
  • utilising the collection and dissemination of both quantitative and qualitative data.

Our research methods include:

  • self-completion surveys (both online and on paper)
  • depth interviews
  • focus groups
  • CATI
  • desk research
  • online discussion groups.

Our clients in the public sector include central and local government departments and the health sector. Our clients in the private sector include insurance companies, accountancy and audit firms and energy companies.

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Find out about our survey services including: Public Library Users Survey, Young People's Library Survey, Finance Users Survey and more.

Research process

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