Research & Analysis
Instead focusing on particular area in regards to ICT and society, SYNYO assigns great importance to interdisciplinarity and considers the whole range of social and technological research, which enables to view and analyse issues of interest from various perspectives.
Interdisciplinary Research and Tech-based Analyses
SYNYO is involved in research tasks like stakeholder studies, structured surveys, best practice studies, requirement analyses or sociotechnical evaluations throughout various projects and has proficiencies in qualitative and qualitative research methods. SYNYO hosts its own research tools to generate structured online questionnaires to run complex surveys for research projects.
Providing Knowledge & RRI Services
SYNYO has a broad experience in conducting applied social science research. The spectrum includes topics such as ageing and care, social media crime as well as the urban space, participation and education. Different topics however require different methods of social science research. SYNYO has therefore established an interdisciplinary team to cover these issues with a variety of methodological approaches.
For covering a high number of respondents, SYNYO is conceptualizing quantitative surveys. This includes the design of questionnaires and the programming of online surveys. State-of-the-art open-source software is used for running multivariate data analyses.
Following recent trends in empirical research, SYNYO has a profound expertise in qualitative research. In addition to participant observation, a particular focus lies on qualitative interviews and on evaluating the data in a qualitative content analysis.
Stakeholder studies focus on key decision makers from policy, administration or the private sector. The aim is to better understand their competencies, problems, needs and requirements. Depending on the topic, SYNYO uses both quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting research on stakeholders.
Responsible Research & Innovation
Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is becoming more and more important in applied research and in development, production and application. Due to the long-term experience in applied research and solution development, SYNYO has acquired profound knowledge on different issues related to RRI and offers several services in this field.
Demonstration Activities & Pilots
SYNYO connects providers and users to test and validate new services efficiently. To increase the overall quality of services we provide essential knowhow on piloting plans and respective techniques and tools in order to integrate real-life experiences into projects.
Ethical Guidelines & Monitoring
SYNYO has expertise in developing ethical guidelines that address the main questions and requirements of a project. These guidelines include aspects of gender equality, social inclusion, and research with under-age persons. A continuous monitoring will guarantee the implementation and compliance of the ethical guidelines.
Privacy & Data Management
Due to the amount of data, which are processed in research and development, privacy and data management has become a significant issue. SYNYO has many years of experience in working with big data and person-related information. Therefore, we develop Privacy and Data Management Plans (PDMP) for research and development projects.