Evaluation & Applied Research

Evaluation & Applied Research services have been the backbone of our activities since PERC began in 1995. Clients drawn from higher education, the K-12 sector, and non-profits have worked with us to develop actionable change using data-driven decision making. 

Evaluation provides a systematic method to understand what works well, what can be improved upon, and how well an organization achieves its goals.  Applied Research answers specific questions and is aimed at providing innovative solutions to practical problems. Extracting meaningful information from stakeholders and providing valuable insights that can improve practice, build capacity, or identify strengths is what we do best!

DMDS Partners, Inc. begins each prospective partnership with a complimentary 30-minute consultation. During this initial meeting, we determine what the client needs, how best to serve those needs, and what services are necessary. A scope of work is developed that outlines a roadmap for action that integrates client goals and outcomes, drawing from our expert-level tool kit of quantitative and qualitative methods.  

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EVALUATION

  • Process- measures activities, quality, reach

  • Impact- measures immediate effects; aligned with objectives

  • Outcome-measures long-term effects and project goals

  • Summative- considers the entire lifecycle and assists in decision-making on continuation, sustainability, effectiveness, implementation

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APPLIED RESEARCH

  • Study ways of improving 

  • Develop strategies for change

  • Seek solutions to immediate challenges