Conference Sponsors

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Presenting Sponsors

Founded in 1996, ResearchTalk provides consultation and professional development courses to qualitative researchers and evaluators across industries and disciplines. Our consulting and co-analysis services allow you to share project responsibilities with our team across the life of your qualitative project. ResearchTalk’s qualitative professional development courses cover foundation principles and practices in the field of qualitative inquiry.  The Qualitative Research Summer Intensive features 18 courses taught by leading scholars in qualitative inquiry.  Our Qualitative Camps allow you to dedicate 3.5 days to make progress on your project work while engaging with ResearchTalk’s mentor team.  We offer data collection, analysis and writing camps. If you’re feeling isolated in your qualitative work, register for our courses or contact us to learn more about how we can partner with you to refine your knowledge and skills and help you meet your project goals and deadlines.

Supporting Sponsors

The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI) offers top-tier training in evaluation for beginning, mid-career, and advanced evaluation professionals. Through a balanced curriculum and high-quality instruction from experts in the field, TEI emphasizes practical relevance for practicing evaluators. Our programs strive for these values: Rigorous: Courses offered by world-known faculty and designed to increase participants’ competencies. Applied: Content that is relevant to real-world evaluation requirements. Comprehensive: Topics covering a wide range of methods and levels-from beginner to advanced. Recognized: Certificate programs that develop evaluation skills and are recognized indicators of professional development. Convenient: Designed for busy professionals, in accessible venues, with a range of options

Equal Measure works with foundations, nonprofit organizations, and public entities to advance social change. Our five service lines – program design, evaluation, capacity building, technical assistance, and communications – represent different aspects of the ongoing journeys we take with clients. Through these services, we help our clients clarify program goals, support implementation, engage in learning and plan improvement, conduct mixed-method developmental evaluations, frame narratives to have the strongest impact, and share what we have learned together with the field. Our team brings together a diversity of backgrounds, with extensive experience leading evaluations of local, regional, and multi-market systems change investments in a variety of fields and sectors including education, community health, workforce development, and family economic security.

Inciter is the home of Incite. a cloud-based, software-as-a-service platform designed to enter, store, and create reports on client data and program activities for nonprofits and social service agencies. Incite provides a portal for entering data, manually on a desktop, using a mobile device, or through a mobile tablet, looking up client records, and creating simple reports for funders and decision makers. You can instantly see the patterns and relationships that you need to know about day to day, and you can slice and dice the data to get the reports you need for program management and for accountability to funders and stakeholders.

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

Since 1982, Barbara Goldberg & Associates, LLC has conducted program evaluations for educational, health care, social service, cultural, and philanthropic organizations that have led to improved effectiveness, expanded capacity and strengthened communities. We believe that program evaluations matter in the real world.

The Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) Research and Evaluation Group offers a broad range of services related to health services research, evaluation and assessment. The program areas and population groups we study reflect a broad-based public health interest and perspective.

Data measurement and data evaluation play a critical role in driving decision-making. Do you need to know if your new initiatives are working? Wondering if the revised approach solves the problem? Go to the data. But what if the question to be answered deals with the behavior of people? Designing the most statistically valid methods for social science research requires highly specialized knowledge. For many organizations, it is not feasible to maintain in-house resources with these skills. Where will you turn when you need evaluation support? Merola Research LLC can help. Merola Research LLC was created in 2012 by Stacey S. Merola, Ph.D. in Chevy Chase, Maryland to serve society by providing organizations with the information they need to improve results for the populations they serve. After 10 years of working at large consulting firms, Dr. Merola started Merola Research LLC in order to make high-quality research and evaluation services accessible to a wide range of clients. Our small, woman-owned business offers creative solutions and high-level expertise to our clients as part of our mission to help achieve better outcomes for all people.

The College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Lowell offers a Ph.D. in Research and Evaluation in Education. The Research and Evaluation in Education Ph.D. option seeks to prepare individuals with expertise in research methods and program evaluation skills. The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 60 credits beyond the master's degree. The degree is designed to not only provide core knowledge, but to heighten the research skills of candidates by requiring them to work closely with faculty in research experiences prior to commencing their own dissertation. The Center for Program Evaluation at UMass Lowell also offers opportunities for students to become involved in multiple program evaluation projects.

 

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