Research & Evaluation

Intentional Inquiry approaches research and evaluation through a lens of equity and with the goal of meaningful, useful illumination for action. See the following examples (links provided in titles as available) to see our intentions in action.

MINDSOURCE Brain Injury Network Systems Evaluation

This utilization-focused evaluation aims to support state partners in developing and implementing an equitable and person-centered approach to supporting people with brain injury throughout Colorado. In partnership with program implementers, we are developing systems to collect and utilize meaningful data to support goal achievement. The Advisory Board, half of whom are individuals with brain injury, inform and oversee the progress of the network and the evaluation.

Colorado's School Counselor Corps Grant Program Annual Legislative Report
This annual evaluation report resulted in the State Legislature increasing or sustaining funding to this student support service program each year. The report displays accurately and vividly the impact of the program on Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness factors, such as graduation, dropout, matriculation, and concurrent enrollment rates, and process factors, such as quality and comprehensiveness of program design. It also includes a return on investment analysis.

The Refugee Integration Survey Evaluation (RISE) Study
As a subcontractor with Quality Evaluation Designs, Intentional Inquiry led the final qualitative portion of the RISE study. RISE is a nationally recognized, longitudinal study because of its extremely high retention rate with a highly mobile population. The community-based participatory research approach, where researchers partnered with community leaders to develop, administer, and analyze survey and interview data, garnered great investment from the target community. The RISE survey examines the multi-faceted nature of integration of a refugee family into US culture. The interview data of "low integrators" illuminated the complexity of integration and the need to expand the definition of successful integration as economic self-sufficiency from the individual to the "family" unit.