Research and Evaluation Services

We help you navigate research and evaluation design options that are rigorous, feasible, and affordable.

We can help you:

  • Improve your programs, products, and services
  • Demonstrate impacts with rigorous evidence
  • Make data-informed decisions
  • Develop competitive proposals with a clearly articulated evaluation plan

We can meet your specific needs through a range of services including:

  • Efficacy and effectiveness studies, including randomized controlled trials and quasi-experimental designs
  • Implementation studies
  • Survey research
  • Focus group research
  • Case studies
  • Research syntheses and literature reviews
  • Instrument development
  • Quantitative data analysis (e.g., multi-level modeling, effect sizes, meta-analyses)
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Communication and reporting strategies
  • Quality assurance reviews
WWC iconWith staff certified in the What Works Clearinghouse standards (version 4.1), we design studies to meet the highest possible standards and Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) levels of evidence.

“For every project, the research team takes the time to understand our organization’s goals. Magnolia Consulting’s research process and expertise always assures me that they will design and implement a rigorous research study that provides actionable insights regarding our programs and services. It is still a pleasure to work with Magnolia Consulting as I know they will provide thorough, detailed research reports that yield valid and reliable findings. I often turn to Magnolia Consulting as I know they can deliver high-quality, rigorous research results I can trust.”

Don Bucolo, Ph.D., Education Research Director, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt