We believe that the deepening interest in co-ops demands a fresh approach to co-operative research. Throughout each academic year we run blended learning research skills courses which are focused on researching co-ops and developing research skills more generally. 

Not only do we explore how research methods such as participatory, action and ‘social research’ methods can be used to investigate the co-operative and co-operator landscape, we also aim to provide a space to encourage participants to reflect on contemporary co-operative ‘research gaps’. 

You can see one of the courses we're running soon below:

Researching Co-operatives Using Participatory Methods: an introduction