The novel approach of the Humanitarians lies in the Research Unit sector in which the actions and objectives of humanitarian work can be recorded for purposes of informing the public of its effectiveness. We hope to collaborate with not only other organisations but stakeholders such as research institutions to disseminate this research to industry informing practice.
The aim is that the research and conclusions gained can inspire other individuals and organisations to make a difference in similar ways. We will give the opportunity to the volunteers and students that work with us first-hand experience of being a researcher. The skills gained included critical thinking and analysis which is not taught enough nor given practice to. They will be able to partake in any data collection as well as analyses conducted by the NPO and stakeholders.
The measurement of success and effectiveness will be done employing two research methodologies namely, qualitative and quantitative. The office bearers of the NPO have been involved in research for many years being academic themselves and are knowledgable about research itself.
Currently the Humanitarians have published two peer-reviewed articles regarding their flagship project, the Biokinetic Humanitarian Project (BHP) which has generated useful data. Research has shown the need for public interventions such as the BHP and we hope to increase the same awareness and demonstrate the effectiveness of every sector of the Humanitarians. See out list below:
We have also presented these findings at conferences internationally and locally. These reports/pictures can be found under our Blogs tab. It is worthy to note that we have also been featured in the University of Cape Town: Social Responsiveness Guide 2013-2014 (page 28).