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Research & Evaluation

 

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MSG offers a tailored approach for each research study that we design, develop, and implement. By developing a deep understanding of client needs with a collaborative approach, we design robust evaluations that both answer client questions and provide actionable results. We incorporate client feedback at every stage of our engagement, constantly adapting and improving the process and ultimate results.

Our research and evaluation team members have quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods expertise. Our team includes statisticians and survey specialists, and individuals who are versed in culturally-responsive evaluation and developmental evaluation. Our team also includes program specialists and monitors, whose experience informs our implementation and process studies. We have substantial field experience including working with vulnerable communities. We often draw on the expertise of our colleagues in MSG’s Marketing & Communications division to provide innovative reporting and dissemination options to our clients. Similarly, we leverage the adult learning expertise of MSG’s Technical Assistance division when clients seek guidance on how to use evaluation findings to optimize the value of the evidence.

Contact
  • Ying Zhang, Ph.D.
    Associate Director
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Core Strengths

MSG's research and evaluation offerings include:

  • Design studies that assess implementation, impact, needs, and ROI
  • Assess program integrity and accountability
  • Analyze and evaluation program portfolios
  • Design and implement data collection instruments including surveys, focus groups, and interviews
  • Provide systematic, ongoing feedback for program improvement

Research & Evaluation Projects

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Retailer Study
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Retailer Study

Client: U.S. Department of Agriculture

National School Lunch Program Estimates
National School Lunch Program Estimates

Client: U.S. Department of Agriculture

USTDA Independent Program Monitoring and Evaluation
USTDA Independent Program Monitoring and Evaluation

Client: U.S. Trade and Development Agency

I-CORPS Impact Evaluation Feasibility Study
I-CORPS Impact Evaluation Feasibility Study

Client: National Science Foundation

NSF SEES Portfolio Evaluation
NSF SEES Portfolio Evaluation

Client: National Science Foundation

21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation
21st Century Community Learning Centers Evaluation

Client: N.Y. State Department of Education