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Policymakers need current, objective information as they consider critical issues facing the state. We provide timely support for policy research and technical assistance activities for state and local governments as well as for other university programs. 

When local governments and state agencies launch new initiatives, they need a systematic way to determine if their activities are on track to meet their objectives. Our evaluation experts are skilled at assessing the effectiveness of different endeavors, from individual programs to interdepartmental or even system wide efforts.


Contact: Theresa Wright; tawright@uga.edu; 706.542.9404

Survey Research & Evaluation services:

Survey Research

Our survey research specialists use state-of-the-art methods to collect data on public attitudes, knowledge, and behavior. We emphasize clear and rigorous research that helps leaders make more informed policy decisions.

Evaluation

When local governments and state agencies launch initiatives, they need to determine if their activities will meet their objectives. Our evaluation experts are skilled at assessing the effectiveness of different endeavors, from individual programs to interdepartmental or even system-wide efforts.

Structured Focus Group Research

Focus groups cultivate an environment of trust and rapport to examine a shared phenomenon (an intervention, program, or policy issue). This technique encourages discussion among participants to promote a sense of comradery regarding the topic of research. Aspects of experiences and perspectives are revealed that would not be accessible without group interaction.