- 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.
- 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.
- 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.