The mission of the Center on Research, Evaluation & Analysis is to conduct research and evaluations that are rigorous, successful, and provide useful, timely, and accurate results and reports.


CREA specializes in mixed-method/multiple method research and evaluation designs, using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies when appropriate. A specific research/evaluation plan is determined by the questions asked, and our methods can include case studies and focus groups as well as quasi-experimental and randomized control trials.

Research and evaluation methodologies CREA typically employs, individually or in combination, include the following:

  • Artifact reviews
  • Case studies
  • In-depth interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Large scale surveys
  • On-site observations
  • Likelihood methodologies
  • Quasi-experimental and group comparison methodologies
  • Randomized control trials

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