Evaluation Services

Evaluation Consultants

As independent evaluation consultants, we bring a wealth of experience in conducting evaluations for non-profit organizations and government agencies across various sectors, including healthcare, social services, criminal justice, and education. Our portfolio encompasses a diverse range of evaluations, ranging from large, multi-year endeavors to small-scale assessments with expedited timelines.

Our expertise extends to evaluating programs, projects, services, campaigns, and other interventions and initiatives within these sectors. Whether it’s assessing the effectiveness of healthcare interventions, evaluating the impact of social service programs, analyzing the outcomes of criminal justice initiatives, or examining the efficacy of educational campaigns, we have the skills and knowledge to deliver comprehensive evaluations tailored to your organization’s needs.

We approach each evaluation with meticulous attention to detail, employing a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods to gather robust evidence and insights. Our evaluations are designed to provide actionable recommendations that inform decision-making, drive improvement, and maximize impact.

No matter the size or scope of the evaluation, our team is dedicated to delivering high-quality, objective assessments that meet the unique needs and objectives of our clients. Partner with us for reliable, rigorous evaluation services that help your organization achieve its goals and make a positive difference in the communities you serve.

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Evaluation Services

At Qualitas Research, we employ a diverse array of methods to collect, analyze, and interpret data, enabling us to provide you with the insights necessary to make informed decisions, assess effectiveness, and enhance practices.

Our approach encompasses a wide range of data collection methods, including surveys, interviews, focus groups, observations, document analysis, and secondary data analysis. By leveraging these methods, we ensure a comprehensive understanding of the subject matter and capture various perspectives and nuances.

When it comes to data analysis, we utilize both quantitative and qualitative techniques, tailoring our approach to the nature of the data and research objectives. From statistical analysis and thematic coding to content analysis and mixed-methods approaches, we employ the most appropriate methods to extract meaningful insights from your data.

Interpreting data is where we excel, synthesizing findings from multiple sources and employing rigorous analytical frameworks to derive actionable insights. Whether it’s identifying trends, uncovering patterns, or exploring relationships, our goal is to provide you with the clarity and understanding needed to drive decision-making and improve practices.

By drawing upon this diverse toolkit of methods and techniques, we ensure that our research and evaluation services are robust, rigorous, and tailored to your specific needs and objectives. Partner with us to unlock the full potential of your data and achieve meaningful outcomes for your organization.

Formative and summative evaluations

Outcome Evaluation

An outcome evaluation is concerned with the effect the initiative (or program) has on participants. It can help answer questions such as: What impact is the program having on those taking part? What works? For whom? How? Are the program objectives being met? Did the program have any unintended effects on participants?

Process Evaluation

A process / implementation evaluation will help you know whether the program has been implemented as intended. It will ask questions such as: How is the program being implemented? Does it operate as planned and expected? Who is participating in the program? Who is not? What are the barriers and facilitators to implementation?

Developmental Evaluation

In developmental evaluation the evaluator works in partnership with your program management team and provides real-time feedback from ongoing collection and analysis of data allowing you to make changes as the program evolves. DE is used to support innovation development such as new projects or programs or organizational change.

Formative Evaluation

Formative evaluation is normally carried out when a new program is being developed or when an existing one is being modified in some way. A formative evaluation seeks to determine if the program or project is feasible, appropriate and acceptable before it is fully implemented or rolled out. Needs assessments and process evaluations are formative.

Summative Evaluation

A summative evaluation seeks to determine the effects, or results, of an initiative. A summative evaluation is carried out towards the end of the process, or when an initiative is well established. Outcome and impact evaluations are summative.