Spark Research and Tools
Stakeholders tackling complex problems know the value of using research to better understand the problems and find solutions. Spark Policy uses a wide variety of research techniques to inform the development of solutions, and provides stakeholders with the skills they need to conduct their own research and answer their own questions, everything from needs assessments to fiscal analysis to community mapping. We begin by assessing what is known in completed studies, reports and publications, agency information, and databases already available. If more information is needed, we develop a strategy for capturing the information that combines the need for timely, cost-effective information with high quality research that is immediately useful. We use everything from social network analysis and GIS (geographic information systems) to standard qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods.
Spark Policy's complex research and tools services include:
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- Applied research, including qualitative and quantitative methods;
- Specialized research techniques, including:
- Social network analysis
- GIS (geographic information systems)
- Community readiness assessments
- Public policy and fiscal regulation analysis;
- Fiscal and gaps analysis;
- Strategic Learning and Evaluation;
- Development of practical, research-based tools for change, including toolkits, tipsheets, and templates;
- Developing policy briefs and other materials reflecting current policy issues and legislation;
- Translating policy research to practice.