Our faculty and staff use the full range of evaluation design options including experimental, mixed methods, case study, and community- based participatory research.
Survey Research. The Office of Health Survey Research, based in the Institute for Evaluation Science, is able to carry out all phases of a survey research project, including sample design, questionnaire design, data collection, data processing, statistical analysis, and reporting.
Community Needs Assessment. Institute staff apply a variety of methods to assess the health status, utilization patterns, barriers to obtaining health care, and unmet need for services of populations of interest.
Qualitative/Ethnographic Data Collection Analysis and Community-Based Participatory Research. These methods are employed in formative evaluation studies and as a basis for planning and implementing behavioral interventions. Also, qualitative methods are essential to understanding individual and community decision making about seeking preventive, emergency, and acute medical care.