What Is Evalumetrics Research? -Evalumetrics Research is a private, independent research consulting firm providing evaluation and strategic planning services to a variety of public and private organizations addressing prevention of substance abuse, violence, or other social problems.
Evalumetrics also conducts evaluations of education, criminal justice, public health, and mental health prevention, intervention, and treatment programs. Research and evaluation services are offered at a fraction of the cost of most large consulting firms.
Philosophy of Evaluation -Evalumetrics Research believes that evaluation should be an integral part of all programs and, as such, an evaluator should be involved from the very beginning of project planning. Programs structured to allow for a solid evaluation are designed better and have a far greater chance of receiving funding and long-term support. The evaluator must work cooperatively while maintaining independence. Solid evaluation is critical to quality programing, accountability to funders, and accessing scarce competitive funds.
Available Services -Evalumetrics provides personalized services including project development, grant preparation, data collection protocols, database development, analysis, report and presentation writing, and policy development as well as training in evaluation for program staff and administrators. Evalumetrics has provided logistical and analytical support for a student risk and protective factor survey; the Evalumetrics Youth Survey (EYS). The survey has been conducted in school districts throughout the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier of New York since 1999.
Cost -Evalumetrics believes that quality evaluation does not have to be expensive. Programs interested in integrating evaluation into a new or existing project can contact Evalumetrics for an initial no-cost consultation. If a project is being developed that requires a proposal for funding, Evalumetrics will generally offer technical assistance in preparing the proposal at no cost if there is an adequate evaluation component. As an independent small business, costs for services from Evalumetrics are considerably less than from large research firms.
Rob Lillis, President and primary research consultant for Evalumetrics, has over 40 years experience in the substance abuse, character education, youth development, public health and preventive medicine fields.