Projects that CORE gets involved with are determined by our research interests, which include:
- Systems Evaluation: Using the concept of Evaluation Capacity Building, we have been working on developing theory, methods and resources for conducting Systems Evaluation of educational programs.This includes:
- Our Evaluation Partnership Approach
- Evolutionary Evaluation
- Evaluative Thinking
- The Science of Team Science
- Translational Research
- Evaluation Policy
- Regression Discontinuity: Initially developed by Donald T. Campbell, the regression discontinuity quasi-experimental design was the foundation of Dr. Trochim's graduate research. The Regression Discontinuity (RD) design is seen as a useful method for determining whether a program or treatment is effective.
Research-based Tools (Dissemination)
- The Guide to the Systems Evaluation Protocol (SEP)
- The Netway and mySEP
- Research Methods Knowledge Base
- Concept Mapping: Concept mapping is a general method that can be used to help any individual or group to describe their ideas about some topic in a pictorial form. There are multiple uses of the term "concept mapping", but for us it refers to the following -- brainstorming, brainwriting, nominal group techniques, focus groups, affinity mapping, Delphi techniques, facet theory, and qualitative text analysis. It is especially useful for research problem formulation.