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.
Study design & approaches
Depending on the research questions of the project at hand, we apply a suitable approach of qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods and elaborate an appropriate study design. This includes not only the selection of appropriate methods, but also sampling, the definition of methods, approaches for analysis, as well as the coordination among partners.
Qualitative and quantitative empirical research
Social sciences offer a broad range of methods to analyse the variety of topics addressed by SYNYO. Our team is experienced with qualitative as well as quantitative methods, ranging from quantitative surveys and statistical analyses to different forms of in-depth qualitative interviews, focus groups, workshops, case studies, discourse and content analysis, social media analysis, and ethnographic research. Our team is also experienced with creative methods and co-creation.
Stakeholder studies & Policy Analysis
Understanding the stakeholder ecosystem is key for every research project. The SYNYO team is experienced in stakeholder mapping, applying different mapping techniques and methods. Policy analysis allows to gain an in-depth understanding of the existing policy landscape, enabling a precise understanding of gaps which need to be addressed. To ensure high impact of project insights, policy recommendations, briefs, and whitepapers produced by SYNYO allow to inform policy makers and political decisionmakers.
Responsible Research & Innovation
With vast experience in international research projects, the SYNYO team has expertise in developing ethics guidelines addressing the main questions and requirements related to particular research and development projects. Such guidelines may include aspects of gender equality and diversity, social inclusion, research with vulnerable populations such as migrants or children. Continuous monitoring of privacy, ethical and societal impacts guarantee the compliance with ethics guidelines.
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.