Applied Research and Program Evaluation

Applied research and program evaluation takes the principles of basic research and applies them to interventions that occur in the real world. Applied researchers are often called upon to fulfill grant requirements. Organizations also partner with applied researchers for an external perspective on aspects of their program that are working well and areas that could be refined.

Capacity Building

Organizations may want to develop their internal capacity to examine their processes, outcomes, and impact. The Drill Consulting Group works with organizations to support and enhance staff skills in research design and methods. For example, you may be interested in deepening your organization's skills in survey design, administration, and analysis. We provide trainings on how to use data to inform and guide program practices. 



  • Data visualization

  • Impact studies

  • Implementation studies


  • Instrument development

  • Qualitative research

  • Quantitative research


  • Psychometrics

  • Rigorous research design

  • Stakeholder briefs and reports