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Benefits cuts and BAME women: Challenging assumptions

One of the great things about this job is getting out of the office and meeting real people, and one of the great things about meeting people is that they have a remarkable ability to surprise you and challenge your assumptions.

As an example, I recently met a young Muslim lady at a female only sports session. Ostensibly, I was there to learn more about community health and fitness schemes, but, as always, our conversation became about much more than that.

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Welcome to Dominique and Tarcey

We’re delighted to welcome two new directors to ESRO.

Dominque Peters is our new Director of Qualitative Research, while Tarcey Hubbard is our new Director of Quantitative Research.

Dominique joins us from BrainJuicer, having previously worked at Kids Industries, Define Research and Insight and The Big Picture.

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ESRO research underpins FCA review of mortgage reforms

Last week the Financial Conduct Authority published its thematic review into the impact of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) – a major series of reforms, introduced early in 2014, focused on increasing the extent and quality of sales advice offered to mortgage applicants by firms and brokers.

As part of the wide-ranging review, ESRO conducted deep dive research into the expectations and experiences of consumers. We conducted 40 depth interviews and 6 discussion groups with a broad range of successful mortgage applicants – including first-time buyers, home-movers and remortgagors – all of whom had taken out their mortgage since the introduction of the MMR reforms in April 2014.

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Overcoming apathy: How to research young people and politics

The MRS Delphi Group, a thought leadership collective consisting of market research professionals, is publishing an occasional series of columns on democracy to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.

As part of this, Hannah was delighted to be asked to reflect on the challenges of studying young people’s apathy

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Young British Muslims: Identity and implications

We’re delighted to say that Research Live have just published a short article by Hannah, discussing some of the findings of her award-winning study of religious identity and consumption trends among young British Muslims. 

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