Delivering high-quality research and support programmes
OnePlusOne has more than four decades of experience in putting research into practice. This accumulated knowledge is vitally important in helping us to deliver high-quality, evidence-based products, including publications, training and web services, for both professionals and families.
We conduct our own research, and combine and compare our findings with the existing evidence base through comprehensive literature searches. We also regularly evaluate the many products and services we offer, refining them and keeping them up to date and relevant. This includes using rigorous methods of investigation and analysis such as randomised controlled trials to assess our new programmes and measure their impact.
more than four decades of experience in putting research into practice
We cover a range of topics within the families and relationships field, including the factors that help sustain positive relationships as well as the consequences of relationship breakdown (and how to reduce the negative impacts this can have on adults and children).
Adopting an early intervention approach, we are particularly interested in the periods in life when relationships can incur stress (such as the transition to parenthood) and the best means of support during these times.
Another research target is to investigate conflict in relationships, its effects on parents and children, and how to minimise the negative effects of conflict. With much of OnePlusOne’s services delivered online (theParentConnection.org.uk, and theCoupleConnection.net) we are becoming increasingly adept in conducting web based research, including online focus groups and interviews.
We regularly collaborate with other organisations and institutions during our research. We have recently teamed up with academics from the University of Exeter, University of Southampton, and London South Bank University. Our research is funded from a range of sources including Trusts and Government Departments. We tender for research projects and are also commissioned to undertake research.
Our current research pages detail the work we are carrying out at present.