Services: Research Design


Research to Practice • Practice to Research

Research Design, Analysis, & Reporting

Our services include assistance in the selection and implementation of the appropriate research design for a project (including selecting appropriate study design/type, honing hypotheses/research questions, and defining sampling and data collection methodology), use of appropriate statistical analyses and interpretation, and report preparation and product dissemination.

Services and Skills

  • Research design
  • Program evaluation, monitoring and tracking
  • External/internal evaluation
  • Evaluating the requirements of RFPs
  • Survey design and dissemination
  • Data collection and database design
  • Appropriate statistical analyses and interpretation
  • Qualitative evaluation
  • Report preparation and product dissemination

Selected Projects

Project EF

Project EF is a collaboration between TRI and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) to study the effects of low birth weight on the development of executive function in the first three years of life. TRI designed the research strategy and conducts all statistical analyses and the evaluation of the project.


Qigong Massage

The Qigong Massage Research Project employs a randomized control experimental design to determine the treatment effects of a Chinese massage on young children with Autism. In addition, a repeated measures design is used to determine the maintenance of those effects over time. This project is a partnership between The Research Institute, and the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Maternal Child Health Bureau.


Post-School Outcomes

A collaboration between TRI and the Oregon Department of Education on Post School Outcomes began in 2004 when The Research Institute received a Federal Grant to design and build the system to track educational and employment outcomes for special education students leaving Oregon’s high schools.


ODE Multiyear Database

Multi-Year Database summarizes information on special education students collected as part of the annual Child Count. Districts have access to current and archival interactive data displays that allow exploration of current special education demographics as well as over 25 years of past district level data.


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