Supporting strategic decision-making by executives in the UK government: Use of multi-methodology.
1st Supervisor's Research Group
Kent Business School
- MA (Oxford) Economics and Management, MSc Operational Research (LSE), Extra Mural Diploma Applied Psychology (Birkbeck), BSc (Hons) Psychology (Open) (BPS Accredited)
- Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, Candidate Associate of The OR Society
Summary of Research
This project aims to consider executive decision making within a complex and dynamic environment taking case studies from government operational analysis.
The work will consider activities between two extremes: (1) bespoke studies that typically have a longer time window (several months to years) in which data collection and analysis are possible; (2) rapid activities with a time window typically of a few hours to a few weeks that draw on existing data and analysis. The work will consider how a multi-methodology approach could be applied in a holistic system to both activities and how the choice of data, methodology and engagement can achieve impact on the ability to support executive decisions from a strong evidence base.
The outcome of the work should itself inform a positioning decision by considering options for how government operational analysis could be best positioned to support future decisions.
ESRC CASE Studentship in partnership with the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory