Applied Research and Program Evaluation

Applied research and program evaluation take the principles of basic research and apply 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

Organizational leaders may want to develop their internal capacity to examine program outcomes or to cultivate their staff's research skills. For example, you may be interested in deepening your knowledge or skills in survey design, administration, and analysis. We provide support on how to best collect and use data to inform program practices. 



  • Data visualization

  • Impact studies

  • Implementation studies


  • Instrument development

  • Qualitative research

  • Quantitative research


  • Psychometrics

  • Research design

  • Stakeholder briefs and reports