Research & Evaluation

Generating insights and innovations that honor the lives and world views of communities we serve

Overview

Our research and evaluation team is committed to high-quality, culturally responsive evaluation that engages communities in achieving values-driven outcomes. Our team shares knowledge, explores issues, improves programs, and informs policy-making that honors our clients’ voices through clear, accessible reporting.

We work in a wide variety of sectors, including arts and culture, education, community health, agriculture, and natural resources.

Our Approach

We use qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods. We involve communities in evaluation from the start by drawing on participatory frameworks such as the Indigenous Evaluation Framework. We also help clients build their own capacity for research and evaluation. Our methods meet the highest ethical and scientific standards, and we are experienced in obtaining Office of Management and Budget and Institutional Review Board clearance.

Services

Quantitative and qualitative analysis (e.g., data analytics, survey, focus groups, key informant interviews, and archival research)

Culturally appropriate research designs (e.g., Indigenous Evaluation Framework)

Policy analysis (e.g., cost-benefit, rule making process, feasibility studies, etc.)

Evaluation using both primary and secondary data (e.g., impact, process, developmental, formative, etc.)

Experience obtaining Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) clearance

Market analysis (e.g., consumer and competitor segmentation, regulations, SWOT, and trends)

Related Work

Ask Our Team

Learn how we can meet your research and evaluation needs. Email the service line VP at susan.silberman@kauffmaninc.com.