Evaluation and Research Services

Research Guides Better Policy and Programs
The Policy & Research Group provides high-quality research and evaluation services across a broad range of social programs. We believe that objective social science methods are the best way to inform decisionmaking to build better policy. Our evaluation division provides research and analysis for state and local government, community and non-profit organizations and business clients. Our research services include:

+ PROCESS EVALUATION

+ IMPACT AND OUTCOME EVALUATION

+ POLICY RESEARCH

Research Methods
PRG principals oversee each stage of every research project. We work closely with clients to determine the optimum approach to their evaluation and research needs. Our breadth of experience allows us to offer a wide range of services in data collection, management and analysis. We have experience in the following research methods:

+ SURVEYS

+ FOCUS GROUPS

+ IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS

+ EXPERIMENTATION AND QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS

+ PARTICIPANT OBSERVATION

+ ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS OF LARGE
   THIRD-PARTY DATASETS

+ MODELING AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

+ TIME SERIES ANALYSIS AND LONGITUDINAL STUDIES