Ruthless Research

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Welcome to Ruthless Research

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Ruthless Research is an Edinburgh-based research consultancy, through which I (Ruth Stevenson) provide a range of qualitative and quantitative research solutions to organisations who work for the benefit of the community.


I am a full member of the Market Research Society who has had a successful career managing research projects through leading market research agencies (TNS and MORI) and not-for-profit organisations (The Audience Business and Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health where I was Head of Research).


I set up Ruthless Research in 2010 to follow my passion for working with organisations that make a difference in the community.  Through Ruthless Research, I help not-for-profits to become more sustainable using market research techniques.  I do this by enabling not-for-profits to evaluate their projects, demonstrate the value of their work, and make evidence-based decisions.


... shortlisted for Consultancy of the year

by the Charity Times 2012 and 2013


Whatever the size of your project and budget, and whatever your personal level of research experience, my extensive skillset and professional experience coupled with my flexible and friendly approach make me an ideal partner to undertake your research project.  


Please browse my site to read more about my areas of interest, professional credentials, and the services that I provide.