Vital Research was founded in Los Angeles in 1982 by two colleagues who were committed to doing quality social science research that made a difference in the lives of others. In the last thirty years, they have grown to serve clients in 37 states. Their team has the capacity and expertise to craft and implement research, evaluation, and survey projects that can help you answer key questions, generate useful findings, and transform communities.
Four core values continue to drive their work:
- They care about people
- They are open and honest
- They give it all
- They deliver only the best
Their evaluators will collaborate with your team to plan, design, and implement an evaluation that meets the unique needs of your organization. For over 30 years, they have worked closely with their clients to aid them in the implementation of their programs, determine the effectiveness of their interventions, and to help them meet grant-reporting requirements. Whether you need a formative or summative evaluation, a study of processes or outcomes, or an assessment of needs, they will conduct an evaluation that helps you answer key questions and maximizes your impact.
Their researchers will collaborate with your team to design and conduct research studies that meet your specifications and those of your funding sources. For over 30 years, they have worked closely with their clients to implement rigorous quantitative and qualitative methods aligned to their research questions. Their experts can provide the following services:
-Consultation regarding research questions, designs, methodologies
-Quantitative, qualitative, & mixed method research designs
-Customized tracking databases & data management tools
-Power analysis & sample size estimation
-Sampling designs & implementation
-Instrument selection or development
-Quantitative & qualitative data collection
-Statistical & qualitative data analysis plans & execution
-Data interpretation & visualization
-Reporting & dissemination
Across their 10 focus areas, they use the most appropriate research methods to ensure that your studies are conducted with accuracy. They can help you test research hypotheses, uncover the impact of interventions, or identify best practices. They will work with you to answer your questions and help you utilize your findings so that you can have a positive impact on individuals, groups, and systems.
With more than 30 years of experience advising clients around the globe on survey research, they can deliver the results you need. They work closely with their clients to assess a range of attitudes, thoughts, opinions, perceptions, behaviors and feelings about services, programs and products. Their team of experts will work with you to:
Define the population of interest & determine the sampling frame that will yield representative results
Define the research goals, objectives & questions
Determine the appropriate format & method of administration for the survey (e.g. online, mail, paper, telephone, in-person)
Determine the types & formats of questions to use
Determine survey length & question order
Format the survey so that it represents your organization in every way
Develop an entire communication campaign to support your survey
Pilot test your survey to provide valuable feedback on question content, layout, & methodology effectiveness
Process your survey data to ensure accuracy.
Analyze your survey using the most appropriate statistical & content analysis
Provide real time updates on your survey’s progress & emerging findings
Produce reports that meet your stakeholder requirements, including infographics & data visualizations
Help you interpret your findings & offer feedback for quality improvements
High quality survey research has the potential to offer critical information needed for decision-making. They will partner with you so that your surveys can be used to improve services, programs, and the lives of your stakeholders.
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