Rigorous

We pride ourselves in designing and conducting rigorous studies.

All of our projects are guided by the Program Evaluation Standards developed by the Joint Committee on Standards for Education Evaluation and adopted by the Canadian Evaluation Society.

Information You Can Depend On

To produce reliable and valid findings, we use:

  • An appropriate research design
  • A team with the right mix of knowledge and experience
  • Multiple lines of inquiry/triangulation
  • Specialized analysis software
  • Peer review
  • Quality control processes

We will always alert you to any factors that may limit confidence in the findings, so that you can make better choices.

Dynamic Systems Thinking

Initiatives take place within a broader context of socio-economic trends, policy changes, and other contextual factors that influence outcomes. We take these contextual factors into account when trying to understand the actual (and potential) contribution of your initiative.