Research and evaluation
Our approach to research and evaluation is driven by a desire to ensure that we are making a difference and addressing need through our projects, programmes, prizes and campaigns.
Research and evaluation therefore plays a key role in Booktrust's work and is an integral part of our programmes and central to the development of any new work.
We commission independent evaluation of our programmes, working with academic institutions and research agencies.
We recognise the importance of focusing on outcomes when developing programmes and constantly strive to ensure that we use the most robust approaches to measuring our success against these. We were one of the first major charitable organisations to use the Social Return on Investment methodology to demonstrate the social value for parents, children and the state achieved through Bookstart.
The research we undertake informs not just Booktrust but also the many partners with whom we work at local, national and international level. We also use the research to support our responses to key government consultations.
Booktrust is currently developing key areas of research looking at attitudes and behaviours towards books, reading, writing, and the benefits those bring to individual lives.
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This report presents an evaluation of the impact of the Letterbox Club initiative in Wales. The report incorporates data collected during the Pilot Study undertaken across 2009-2010, along with further data collected in 2011. Authors Rose Griffiths and Dr Chris Comber.
A report from the Centre for Education and Inclusion Research at Sheffield Hallam University and the School of Education at the University of Sheffield, commissioned by Booktrust to look at the Bookbuzz programme 2012-13.
This document is for health visitors and nursery nurses who gift Bookstart packs. Discover evidence that shows why sharing books is so important for all children from birth and the ongoing benefits that this can bring.