Research Services

Virtual Coaching Platform

The Virtual Coaching Platform (VCP) is a set of coordinated, web-based tools that are designed to facilitate the use of video material for research and human resource development.

Common Evaluation Services at RRI:

  • Comprehensive outcome and process evaluation design and implementation.  We can help:    clarify evaluation objectives;  develop participation and buy-in from consumers, staff and stakeholders; select or create measures; develop a sampling plan; collect the data;  analyze, report and disseminate results.
  • Consultation on internal program monitoring and evaluation activities.  RRI staff can help you develop outcome and quality assurance data systems and feedback mechanisms.
  • Analysis of existing program data and help to make use of data to improve practices, policies nad programs as well as in communication with stakeholders.
  • Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) and Empowerment Evaluation. 
  • Guidance on research integrity and compliance with federal guidelines for the protection of human subjects; facilitation through the Institutional Review Board process at PSU.
  • Measurement development, including tools to assess fidelity to intervention approaches or program models. 
  • Developing Program Theory.  We can help you create a logic models for a new program or cross-system initiative.
  •  Survey design and administration.
  • Development of web-based data collection protocols and procedures.
  • Data collection through interviews and focus groups, observational and ‘diary’ methods.
  • Statistical analysis of quantitative data, including secondary analysis of large data sets.
  • In-depth analysis of qualitative data.
  • Proposal development.
  • Literature reviews for background information, promising interventions, evidence based practice, program models and approaches, prior research.
  • Production and dissemination of high quality reports and presentations.