RicercAzione® is a co-operative society established in 1987 in Faenza, Italy, committed to social research and intervention.
RicercAzione provides social reserch and intervention services for a better understanding of social trends and the fostering of changing processes for a quality of life improvement.
With 20 years experience, our primary focus is the design, conduct and management of social research and intervention for public administrations, private companies and academia.
Pursuing the growth of the company, we are now employing our background knowledge and experience working especially with private companies and social enterprises.
Key aspects of RicercAzione approach are:
commitment to an open and collaborative approach with project stakeholders who work with researchers on all project from the beginning;
sensitivity to political, social and environmental factors, including a willingness to replicate methodologies from previous research, where this is fundamental to the research process;
global service, from the design of the research to the promotion of the results;
interdisciplinary, employing the contribution of different disciplines (sociology, psychology, anthropolgy, statistics, law).
The work we do includes:
Social research: we have a high degree of experience in the design, conduct and management of social research, in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and on both small and larger scale projects. We can conduct surveys (developing and analysing of questionnaires), interview-based projects, focus groups and action research;
Evaluating programmes, formative, outcome and process evaluation;
Collection and analysis of data used for social and economic monitorino;
Assisting Councils to develop indicators and collect data relating to community outcomes and their Long Term Council Community Plans;
Education and training;
Human resources selection.
We have extensive subject matter familiarity in key areas:
drugs and alcol abuse prevention;
equal opportunities and reconciliation between family and work;
family and parenting;
migrations and multiculturalism;
poverty and social exclusion;
… and the ability to quickly acquire such knowledge via secondary research in other areas.