Evidence-based practice for lasting impact

About Methods for Change

Methods for Change is delivered by the Institute for Methods Innovation, a scientific, charitable, and non-profit institute committed to higher learning through the advancement of education and educational capacities in support of educational establishments, such as schools, colleges, and universities.

Methods for Change’s provision of research, analysis, training, advice and consultation services are designed to enable professionals and organisations to boost their impact and improve social outcomes.

With registered offices in Ireland, United States and United Kingdom, we work closely with stakeholders to deliver research training, evaluation frameworks, systems, and services globally. Clients have included UNESCO, Science Foundation Ireland, The Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK / UK Research and Innovation, the European Commission, Disney Conservation Fund, The University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Parque das Aves and Arts Council England, as well as pan-European research bodies such as the European Space Agency.

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Meet Dr. Eric Jensen

Dr. Eric A. Jensen is a social scientist with a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in sociology. Author of Doing Real Research: A Practical Guide to Social Research (SAGE), Dr. Jensen brings extensive methodological expertise in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods social research and evaluation. Jensen has been working in science communication research and practice since 2001, beginning with a National Science Foundation-funded project on International Ethics and Equity Issues Relating to Biotechnology.

Jensen has delivered hundreds of training workshops on evaluation methods and evidence-based science communication, as well as leading and consulting on projects large and small on public engagement with research, impact evaluation, socially responsible research and environmental communication. Jensen’s latest book is Science Communication: An introduction.

In addition to being Director of Research at The Institute for Methods Innovation, he is a professor at the University of Warwick (on a career break), a visiting research scientist at the University of Illinois working on a Sloan Foundation-funded project on research software policy and a senior researcher at the Thriving Natural Capital Challenge Centre at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).