SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Across topic areas, CHSR’s work can be categorized into three main types of activities:
EVALUATION & RESEARCH
CHSR staff are skilled at designing evaluations and research studies using both qualitative and quantitative methods, and at conducting evaluation studies using primary and secondary data with a variety of research techniques. Frequent methods of data collection include phone, mail, and online surveys (programmed by our two Qualtrics-certified research experts); key informant interviews and focus groups; participant observation; use of administrative datasets; and use of existing programmatic data, including document reviews and data extraction. CHSR also has extensive expertise in quantitative and qualitative data analysis of large and small data sets using exploratory and advanced analysis techniques, including multivariate regressions, propensity score matching, network analyses, coding, and thematic analyses.
Further, CHSR staff are skilled at providing useful feedback to key stakeholders and service providers, program administrators, policymakers, and the general public. CHSR produces comprehensive and topic-focused reports and research briefs, peer-reviewed publications, formal and informal presentations, and engaging and meaningful data visualizations that help to share project results and recommendations with all appropriate audiences
CHSR researchers and staff assist human service programs and government agencies in meeting the expectations of funders and the public. Our experienced team creates logic models; develops performance targets, indicators, and outcome measures that define and demonstrate progress and achievement; and works with organizations to prepare proposals and grant applications.
SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
CHSR designs customized computer information solutions to meet the programmatic, administrative, and evaluation needs of human service providers and government agencies. Our information technology experts have experience in service delivery, enhancing our understanding of and commitment to human service initiatives. We develop easy-to-use Internet, intranet, and stand-alone applications. We produce timely, meaningful, and comprehensible output, including automated reports and overview dashboards. All of our systems comply with the strictest standards regarding confidentiality and data security. We also provide outstanding client service, in the form of live helpdesk support, application training, and ongoing client communication.