As dictated by your needs, we can work with your staff or independently on proposals, from a simple statement of work or description of workscope, to drafting proposal sections, to consultation on proposal strategy and major writing assignments.
All questionnaire design activities, including drafting new questions, research on comparable instruments, focus groups and cognitive interviews in support of instrument design, and instrument timing and pretests.
In support of the needs of your project, we can do focus group studies, as well as ethnographic interviews - both individual and group -- and cognitive interviews. We specialize in cognitive interviews and focus groups in Spanish.
We can help you conceptualize, design specifications for, or we can design your automated systems in support of data collection efforts: receipt control, cost/production monitoring systems, CATI/CAPI/Web surveys.
The data you collect may need to be coded, edited, and keyed. We can help you define editing specifications, write editing manuals, or build coding frames from open-ended responses. We can assist you with the set up of data entry screens if your staff can key the data, or we can help you select a data entry vendor and manage that work for you.
We believe the best service we can provide you is to help you develop your internal capabilities. To the extent that it fits with your needs, we like to offer you senior support to your junior staff, as they work in tasks they have not handled before.
We can help you figure what type of data collection you need to conduct in order to find answers to your analytical questions.
Translation and production of foreign language versions of questionnaires and respondent materials. Different translation techniques offered.
We can help you decide what mode of data collection (i.e. in person, telephone, by mail) is best suited for your needs and your budget. We can recruit, train, and manage your data collection staff, or help you do it with your own in-house resources.
We can help you plan your training and respondent materials, or we can write them for you.
From database design, to preparation of analysis files, we can work with your staff or independently. We have experience with large datasets, both cross-sectional as well as longitudinal.