Research Design

It can be a challenge to answer the big questions at your institution and even harder figuring out how to approach those questions. Our experts are experienced researchers and practitioners and can help you design institutional studies to help you answer those questions. We will work with staff across multiple functional areas to ensure you have a design that allows you to address your question accurately. Our team is skilled in a variety of research designs, including experimental designs, descriptive or observational designs, cohort or longitudinal designs, case studies, focus groups, and in-depth interviews.

With our expertise within higher education and research design, we will work to understand your institution and maximize the benefits and efficiency of your project to help you develop the best research design for your needs. We will work with your team to ensure all relevant stakeholders are involved and collaborate to identify research goals.

Projects may include consulting with you on:


Research Protocol Design

Creating a process for conducting your research project from start to finish


Instrument Development

Reviewing and editing instruments and data collection methods to ensure effective measurement


Data Analysis

Develop longer-term programs that require progress tracking



Reporting on key findings

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