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April 24, 2014

Experimental Research – bilingual services available

Experimental research designs are founded on the assumption that the world works according to causal laws. The goal of experimental research is to establish these cause-and-effect laws by isolating causal variables.

For example, say you are testing whether a new form of studying for exams is successful at improving students’ grades. You hypothesize that this new activity is the cause of improved grades among the research participants. An experimental design can be used to eliminate all (or as many as possible) alternative hypotheses. If you can eliminate alternative explanations, you will be able to make the case that the new studying technique was the cause of the improvements in the research participants’ grades.

Focus Groups – bilingual services available
A focus group is a form of qualitative research in which a group of people are asked about their attitude towards a product, service, concept, advertisement, idea, or packaging. Questions are asked in an interactive group setting where participants are free to talk with other group members.

Simulations – bilingual services available

A simulation is an imitation of some real thing, state of affairs, or process. The act of simulating something generally entails representing certain key characteristics or behaviors of a selected physical or abstract system.


Technical Assistance
Coding data
Sampling
Statistical data analysis
Policy analysis (i.e. impact studies)
Translation of survey instruments and other data (English/Spanish)

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