Statistical analysis

I help you to choose and use the methods of statistical analysis relevant to your project and to your data. I implement innovative statistical methods or develop an action plan and a working methodology that meet your needs and questions. I also provide support to interpret the statistical results and realize presentation adapted to the audience.

During a consultation in statistics, my first goal is understand your needs in order to provide a relevant service

I frequently perform the following analyzes: 

  • Sample size estimation
  • Data preparation (weighting, multiple imputation)
  • Data management
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Data analysis (Anova, logistic and multiple regressions, structural equation modeling, Rash's model, clustering)
  • Econometrics of program evaluation (Heckman's model, propensity score matching, difference in differences).

Statistical analysis needs can take many forms:

  • Validate measurement tools
  • Manage databases and missing data
  • Validate work already done
  • Perform comprehensive data analysis
  • Correct selection bias
  • In sum, use quantitative tools to answer a specific question

 

 
Posted on June 11, 2015 .

Program evaluation

I implement a rigorous process of collecting and analyzing information to help making evidence-based decisions on policies, programs or projects. Program evaluation allows to assess the relevance of the program, both in terms of needs and design, its implementation, and the effectiveness and efficiency with which the objectives are attained.

I help decision makers and stakeholders of public, non-government and private sectors in their program evaluation process.

I provide services related to all the key steps of program evaluation:

  • Needs assessment
  • Policy options and design assessment 
  • Implementation assessment
  • Effects assessment
  • Efficiency assessment.
 
Posted on June 10, 2015 .

Design and survey management

I provide support for the design and implementation of your study. I develop the tools necessary for the data collection, using both qualitative and quantitative methods including: observation, semi-structured interview, questionnaire (traditional and online) and randomized experiment.

I offer support both with qualitative and quantitative designs

I design, implement and supervise data collection. Depending on your needs, I can use one or several of the following tools:

  • Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) are based on the random affectation of individuals to a treatment group, with a program or a policy, or to a control group, without the program or policy. There can be mutiple treatment groups if there are several programs or policies to test. The main interest of the RCT is that it limits the selection bias and allows an unbiased estimate of the effects of the studied program.
  • The survey is a standardized tool that collect data on a large number of individuals or households. In addition to the information specific to the objectives of the study, a range of information on respondents' sociodemographic characteristics, opinions and practices are usually collected. Surveys can be administered on paper or online, depending on the target population. The interest of survey rest on its capacity to provide results representative of a population.
  • The semi-structured interview is a method that allows in-depth analysis on smaller sample. It is a rigorous methods that gives more freedom to the respondents, and allow them to express themselves with their own words, and with the details that make sense to them.
  • The observation is based on a sustainable presence in the investigative field. It collects information on the practices of the people surveyed, the material and symbolic universe in which they live and on the "native" vocabulary they use.
 
Posted on June 9, 2015 .

Public policy analysis

I conduct public policy analyzes in both upstream and downstream of their implementation.

  • Performed before the adoption of a new policy, the analysis provides to the decision maker all the information required for an informed decision. 
  • In a comparative approach, the decision supports the decision makers when multiple options are in competition.
  • The evaluation of a public policy already implemented assesses its effects and help to judge the value of continuing or expanding the policy.
Analyze public policies is essential to better understand and explain what governments are doing and to understand the impact of their policies on society

 

Thus, I evaluate different dimensions of a policy:

  • Its effectiveness in achieving its objective
  • Indirect, positive and negative effects
  • Its fairness to different groups
  • Its Costs
  • Its technical feasibility.
 
Posted on June 8, 2015 .

Literature review

I conduct extensive literature reviews relating to educational and health policies, particularly on the themes of failure in primary school, programs against school dropout or on health system reforms.

The comprehensive literature review completes a quantitative or a qualitative work that I could also provide. In each of the projects realized, I take care to analyze the results of the scientific literature, in addition to the literature that could be delivered by the clients. but also to better highlight the contributions of further analysis.

The review may also be performed under a separate mandate. Given the huge volume of information, it is useful to identify and organize the scientific evidence to support decision making.
 
Posted on June 7, 2015 .

Trainings and workshops

I offer training in quantitative analysis of data, research methodology in social sciences and program evaluation. 

I am experienced trainer who offer workshops for many years

Examples of workshops carried out recently.

Data analysis:

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Statistical modeling
  • Introduction to Data analysis software (SPSS and STATA)
  • Missing data
  • The propensity score.

Research methodology:

  • Questionnaire
  • Interview
  • Observation.
 
Posted on June 5, 2015 .