Shapley Research Associates - Specializing in educational research, evaluation, and policy studies

 


Our Services


Research Initiation and Planning

  • Conduct literature reviews
  • Develop theoretical frameworks or logic models for programs/projects
  • Identify research/evaluation questions
  • Define measurable outcomes

Research and Evaluation Design

  • Develop quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-method designs
  • Select methods that answer questions (descriptive, causal, mechanism)
  • Formulate sampling and data collection plans

Grant Services

  • Help project director clarify goals and objectives
  • Develop evaluation design for grant proposal
  • Serve as external evaluator
  • Compile information for performance reports

Instrument Development

  • Surveys (Web-based and paper/pencil)
  • Interview and focus group protocols
  • Observation instruments (classroom, training, meetings)
  • Reliability and validity studies

Data Collection and Management

  • Manage databases and data requests
  • Coordinate data collection (documents, surveys, assessments, site visits)
  • Conduct site visits (interviews, focus groups, observations)

Data Analysis and Interpretation

  • Conduct descriptive and advanced statistical analysis (Excel, SPSS, HLM, Amos)
  • Conduct qualitative analysis (Atlas.ti)
  • Produce tables, figures, and charts

Reports

  • Progress reports
  • Interim and final reports
  • Executive summaries and policy briefs

Dissemination

  • Presentations (local, regional, and national conferences)
  • Papers and articles

Technical Assistance

  • Research and evaluation design
  • Statistical and qualitative data analysis
  • Technical writing
  • Edit instruments and reports
  • Performance reviews

 

Shapley Research Associates - Specializing in educational research, evaluation, and policy studies

Shapley Research Associates - Specializing in educational research, evaluation, and policy studies


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