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Rigorous, high-quality research is at the core of CRESP’s mission.

Our experienced staff engages in a variety of methods to understand how, why, and if programs or policies are effective. We conduct both qualitative and quantitative research and maintain staff expertise in:

  • applied policy research investigating public health and educational innovations and interventions;
  • program evaluation;
  • quantitative analyses of large administrative, state, regional, and national databases;
  • qualitative methods to promote knowledge of important, but difficult-to-measure characteristics of programs and collaborative partnerships;
  • randomized controlled field trials;
  • longitudinal studies of changes over time that combine data from disparate sources; and
  • application of statistical methods from economics, engineering, and other disciplines to social programs and policies.

CRESP researchers are trained in evaluation methodology, randomized field experiments, natural experiments, qualitative methods, statistical analysis, and survey research. 

HHS grant awards $750,000 for ‘We Care’ program in Delaware`: CRESP to partner as program evaluator

October 27, 2019 –
Funder: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded a $750,000 grant to implement what could very well be a lifesaving service, We Care, through Sussex County’s Meals on Wheels program.  The grant, awarded to CHEER Senior Services, La Red He …

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An Efficacy Follow-Up Study of the Long-Term Effects of Reading Recovery Under the i3 Scale-Up

August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2020
Funder: Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education

Reading Recovery is a fully developed early literacy program that includes 12- to 20-week cycles of daily one-to-one lessons provided by a specially trained teacher. This is an efficacy follow-up study to an i3-funded scale-up study that uses a regress …

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