Research, Survey, Assessment, Program & Project Monitoring & Evaluation

Research is a careful consideration of study regarding a particular concern or problem using scientific methods. According to the American sociologist Earl Robert Babbie, “Research is a systematic inquiry to describe, explain, predict, and control the observed phenomenon. Research involves inductive and deductive methods.” Inductive research methods are used to analyze an observed event. Deductive methods are used to verify the observed event. Inductive approaches are associated with qualitative research and deductive methods are more commonly associated with quantitative research.

Fundamentally, a survey is a method of gathering information from a sample of people, traditionally with the intention of generalizing the results to a larger population. Surveys provide a critical source of data and insights for nearly everyone engaged in the information economy, from businesses and the media to government and academics.

Assessment is the systematic basis for making inferences about the learning and development of students. It is the process of defining, selecting, designing, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and using information to increase students’ learning and development.

Evaluation is a systematic determination of a subject’s merit, worth and significance, using criteria governed by a set of standards. … The primary purpose of evaluation, in addition to gaining insight into prior or existing initiatives, is to enable reflection and assist in the identification of future change.

The center for Excellence in Operation & Management has vast experience conducting research, survey, assessments, monitoring & evaluation of programs and projects of NGOs, governments and corporate sector. In the development sector, the CEOM has practical experience doing the above assignments on related issues of Housing, Health, WaSH, DRR, Climate Change, Urban, Protection, Education, Youth, Gender, Volunteering, Humanitarian Assistance, Urban Development and Market Development. Our highly professional and experienced consultants are waiting to support your organization.