Research

The Center for Research Strategies team helps clients to address their research needs. We offer state-of-the-art services related to:

  • Defining research needs
  • Formulating research hypotheses
  • Designing strong research designs (i.e., experimental and quasi-experimental)
  • Determining optimal ways to collect and analyze data
  • Analyzing data and writing data reports
  • Communicating research results to key audiences
  • Publication of research results in professional journals.

We use appropriate mixed methodology to conduct research and offer state of the science data analyses. We have experience in working with communications and media consultants to help you demonstrate “what works.”  Based on research results we have helped to design videos, on-line trainings, curricula and client outreach interventions.


How Does Research Translate to Action?

Through research we help clients assess the potential for program growth while documenting evidence of effectiveness through the following services: 

  • Designing and assessing the effectiveness of programs/products
  • Identifying strengths
  • Promoting long term sustainability
  • Enabling clients to target their marketing and media efforts
  • Creating ways to share/ disseminate research results and
  • Documenting success.

Benefits of Research

  • Documents success/evidence
  • Understands relationships between variables
  • Works to establish causality of programs to outcomes
  • Helps move programs from promising to effective to model programs
  • Improves services
  • Increases funding
  • Reaches a wider audience
  • Creates participatory – “win-win” experiences 

Research Services

  • Research design
  • Literature reviews
  • Instrument review, selection and/or development
  • Data collection with quantitative and qualitative instruments as appropriate
  • Quantitative and qualitative data analyses
  • Preparation of reports detailing research results and recommendations for future research and/or implementation of programs tailored to a variety of audiences
  • Presentation of research results to a variety of audiences
  • Overall technical assistance