The research faculty and staff of the Regional Research Institute, School of Social Work, Portland State University, are interdisciplinary and include professionals in social work, psychology, sociology, education, law, medicine, public health, statistics, and social science methodology. We are recognized for our consumer-driven and community-engaged work. We uphold principles of partnership and engagement, leading change, social and economic justice, interdisciplinary study rigor, and community-based participatory action research methods and protocols.
We collaborate with community partners to support their evaluation, grants, and cooperative agreement requirements. Together, our researchers, staff, and community partners design program evaluations, develop logic models, identify intended outcomes, write procedures to monitor fidelity, and create strategies to assess short- and long-term outcomes. The cross-pollination of partners and researchers/ evaluators ensures a deep sharing of expertise and talent, benefiting the achievement of partners’ goals and objectives.
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