Capabilities

All topics and services listed below have one thing in common: solving a complex problem or providing deep insight into an issue using rigorous research and evaluation methods. After we discuss the issue to be explored, I will design a research study for your approval, collect data, and write a detailed report which will include a brief of the findings. This document can be used in conjunction with other external reports, used to provide evidence to schools or a human resource department for work related issues, presented at board meetings to change current school or business policies or simply for personal use to help assist in making life improving changes.

Here are some of the topics and services offered (but this is a short list, if you have something else in mind, please do not hesitate to send an inquiry). My clients help me grow as much as I work to help them. The overriding goal is to use the best methodologies to bring the most effective ideas and approaches to enhance or improve everyday life. Collaboration should always be a two-way street.

All services can be designed for individuals (children, youth, adults), entire school districts to single classroom settings, business or government organizations (work with or for on external or internal projects). The sky is the limit. Every request I receive is unique and requires different needs. We will begin by working together to determine the best design and strategy for navigating the personalized study to meet your needs.

It is possible that some projects may require additional expertise depending on the scope and context of the work. In that case, I will outsource experienced professionals to assist me with the work. In this and all instances surrounding your project each step will be discussed thoroughly before the actual study begins along with a timeline (design, data collection, time to write report and brief) and estimated hours of completion.

Services

  • Case Study: in-depth analyses and observations about a specific individual or subject (we can use multi-case for families).
  • Qualitative Study: use observations, interviews, and surveys to study opinions.
  • Quantitative Study: analyses of numerical data.
  • Mixed Methods: combination of qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Exploratory Study: understanding what is known to determine additional research (combining historical data in a way that illustrates potential gaps or contradictory information).
  • Longitudinal Study: focuses on how measurements change over time without changing any of the variables.
  • Field Research: on-site observations and data collection.
  • Causal Research: examines cause and effect relationships between variables.
  • Ethnographic Study: in-depth analyses and observations about a group of people.
  • Action Study: self-assessment / examining current actions, assessing their effectiveness, choosing course of action based on results.
  • Policy Study: look at the effects of current policies and predict effects of proposed policies (program evaluation, cost-benefit, cost analysis).
  • Comparative Study: research two subjects or groups to identify similarities and differences.
  • Inductive Research: this is more theoretical but can be useful in some situation where we need to find a pattern.
  • Deductive Research: we would test some real-world solutions until we find one that works.

Topics

  • Education: College and Career Readiness • District and School Improvement • Early Childhood and Child Development • English Learners • Equity in Education • International & Domestic Comparisons • International & Domestic Education • International & Domestic Reading and Literacy • Measuring Outcomes • Policy Development and Implementation • School Climate • STEM • Social and Emotional Learning • Teacher Preparation and Performance • Technology for Teaching and Learning • Youth Development

  • Psychology: Addictions • ADHD • Anger • Anxiety • Depression • Parenting • Personality • Stress • Trauma

  • Sociology: Culture • Economics • Family and Life Course • Global Issues