As experienced researchers and evaluators, we respond to clients and partners at various points in the process, focusing on needs assessments, formative development and feedback, summative outcomes, sustainability, and dissemination. Our projects range in scale from close observations of individual training events to implementation of multi-year, multi-site evaluations on local, state, and national levels.
SEEC’s work is tailored to the specific needs of our partners and clients at any project stage. Our role might include:
- Conducting front-end evaluation to assess the interests and preferences of future learners, or to identify potential obstacles to address in a project
- Providing formative feedback about an innovation as it is being developed or implemented
- Offering oversight for complex projects through process evaluation; and
- Assessing the impact of a finished (or nearly finished) product or intervention through summative evaluation
We can help you clarify the logic model for your innovation, identifying key program components and goals, and intended implementation strategies and outcomes. Working together, we can then develop rigorous and creative methods to assess logic model components and processes.
We use a range of methods in our work to generate rich, qualitative descriptions of program activities and outcomes, as well as a variety of quantitative models to measure growth. When appropriate, we also develop and implement experimental and quasi-experimental designs to test impact. Data may be collected from observations, individual and group interviews, surveys, logs and journals, artifacts, tests and assessments, automatically generated log files or transcripts of online interactions, and existing records and documents.