Our core team of full-time, Ph.D.- level researchers have strong methodological knowledge and skills in evaluation, policy analyses, and research. We have expertise and extensive experience in a wide range of methodological approaches including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodology. Our expertise includes meeting the highest field standards in the design and implementation of randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies in real-world settings, as well as quasi-experimental design studies with carefully matched comparison groups. The breadth and depth of our research team’s experience allows us to design and implement evaluation plans, policy analyses, and/or research that best meet the needs of our clients.
Across our evaluation, policy, and research work, our team has expertise and experience in:
- Methodological design
- Program theory & logic models
- Quantitative & qualitative data collection
- Quantitative & qualitative data analyses
- Instrument development (surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations)
- Needs assessment & audits
- Capacity building (e.g., workshops, trainings, technical assistance)
- Benchmarking & reporting (e.g., user-friendly reports, federal reporting requirements, data visualization)
- Publications (e.g., research briefs, policy briefs, data visualization, peer-reviewed publications)
- Presentations (e.g., conferences, trainings, workshops)
As a university-based center, CEPR is also able to leverage the content expertise of world-renowned faculty at Indiana University across diverse disciplines. As needed and appropriate for a given project, the CEPR research team may include one or more faculty experts with in-depth, cutting-edge knowledge in relevant content areas such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computer science (STEM+C), business, public health and medicine, social sciences, education, the arts and humanities, human services, international development, etc.