We offer a complete array of primary mixed-method research and evaluation services that can help you understand your clients, make data-driven decisions on key issues, and achieve your goals. Our services include:
- Survey design
- Survey implementation
- Key informant interviews
- Analysis of qualitative and quantitative data
- Collaborative and participatory research
- Literature reviews
- Program evaluation
Contact us to discuss your specific research or evaluation needs.
Read more about some of our current and previous consulting engagements below.
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
We are currently working with the NRDC to design, implement, and analyze a survey of disaster survivors who have relocated away from their disaster-impacted communities. The NRDC will use this information to inform their housing recovery policy advocacy efforts.
Upside Allentown Housing Committee
We worked with members organizations of the Upside Allentown Housing Committee to design, implement, and analyze of survey of first-time home buyers in the Lehigh Valley. The survey explored factors that influenced home buying decisions of potential home buyers, with an emphasis on factors that encouraged and discouraged families to purchase homes in Allentown.
Evaluation, Society for Community Research & Action’s 15th Biennial Conference
Dr. Craig C. Brookins (North Carolina State University) and Dr. Binder developed and conducted an evaluation of the biennial conference of SCRA, the professional organization for Community Psychology in the U.S.
Program evaluation, National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Dr. Binder served as the qualitative lead on a team with colleagues from Concept Systems, Inc (Ithaca, NY) to evaluate a multi-year scientific innovation imitative funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Ripple Community Inc: Applying restorative practices in an urban community context
When Restorative Practices (RP) is applied within our local neighborhoods and faith communities, people can experience more positive relational outcomes and increased control over their lives. In the summer of 2014, we engaged in a participatory research initiative with Ripple Community Inc. (RCI), a community based, church-affiliated nonprofit organization, to train community members in the use of RP.
Hawai‘i Sexual Assault Service Standards Project
Dr. Binder led the qualitative interview and focus group components of a project with partners at the University of Hawai‘i to developing a manual of best practice standards for the delivery of sexual assault services in the state. This was a multi-faceted process funded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice (Grant No. 2009-ES-S6-0041).