Do you have project or funding need that is difficult to measure or an impact assessment question that is difficult to resolve? Call us! We will customize a variety of advanced statistical and measurement techniques to help you and/or your organization assess your philanthropic projects and answer your investment questions.
One example of such a tool is Item Response Theory (IRT). IRT is a methodology in the human sciences that analyzes questionnaires to make them suitable instruments for measurement. It is also a methodology common in education and psychology. Over the last two years, we spearheaded research that has applied IRT to creating scales for measuring HIV/AIDS knowledge, attitudes and practices in Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Kenya. IRT is useful in measuring many latent or hidden traits, such as affect of war veterans who are at high risk for suicide.