Research & Survey

Literature Review

Understanding the thinking from the best minds in academia can inform your organization to make decisions for the future.Our disciplined and rigorous review methodologies include selecting appropriate search criteria and scanning academic databases, grey literature sources, government and other documents such as program evaluations.

Best Practice Research

Both literature and jurisdictional research can surface valuable information about leading practices. But all leading practices are not best practices.Best practices are those that have been shown to achieve better outcomes and the amount of outcome research that is available varies. So it is important to understand which research describes a leading practice that is interesting and which is best practice that has been proven to achieve superior outcomes.

It is also critical to understand what elements of the leading practice make it best practice so that these are incorporated in your organization’s application. Our best practice research helps organizations to determine the difference and apply the knowledge appropriately.

Program Evaluation

All organizations are increasingly being called upon to demonstrate the effectiveness of their programs and services.Whether a program review or evaluation is in order, we apply and adapt key features of rigorous evaluation methodologies such as logic models.We begin most of these exercises with an evaluation framework that articulates the purpose and objectives of the evaluation, the key evaluation questions and the methods that are going to be used to answer those questions. The approach is established with you in advance and the findings shared as the project proceeds so that we reach the conclusions of the evaluation together.

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