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At Sentient Research, we specialize in innovative research, program planning, evaluation, and communications. Since 2007, we've worked with non-profit organizations and government agencies across the country and internationally on exceptional projects in health, education, and public policy.

We take a collaborative approach with clients. Ideally, we like to work as an extension of their team – just rolling up our sleeves and diving right into a project. One of the many advantages of being a smaller firm is that we can take the time to get to know the people who hire us. We find this approach helps us get the job done most efficiently, and our clients seem to appreciate knowing the people they are working with.

Our diverse staff of professionals all have advanced degrees, years of experience as researchers and program planners, and together over 45 peer-reviewed publications under our belts. But just as importantly, we truly enjoy the work we do. We actively seek out challenging projects and are always looking for new and innovative techniques to help our clients better utilize their resources, build more effective programs, and measure their success. Without a doubt, we love to use new technologies whenever it makes sense, and often mix new techniques with tried and true approaches.

Our projects can range in scale from a single online survey or a few focus groups to multi-year research studies and program evaluations. Sometimes we help a client write a grant to build a program from the ground up, and other times we’re brought into the middle of a project to find a solution to a particular problem. No matter what, we bring the same high level of dedication and enthusiasm to every assignment.


                           
  RESEARCH       PROGRAM PLANNING       PROGRAM EVALUATION       STRATEGIC
COMMUNICATIONS
 

Really getting to know your audiences and the environments in which they live is seldom easy. That’s where we come in. We utilize a mix of qualitative and quantitative research methods that enables our clients to truly understand the groups they are trying to reach. Using these methods, we also determine what messages and techniques will work best with each group, whether the research is going to be used to inform policy change, improve an existing program, or create a program from scratch.

SECONDARY RESEARCH
SITUATION ASSESSMENTS
RESEARCH STUDIES
SURVEYS
FOCUS GROUPS
IN-DEPTH INTERVIEWS
PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH
MARKET RESEARCH
CONJOINT
SEGMENTATION

Our staff are all program planners, and the drive to create great programs informs just about everything we do. After all, much of our research is closely tied to programs in one way or another. Over the years, we’ve planned and implemented a number of successful programs with diverse groups of populations and clients to address a wide range of issues from chronic diseases to teacher shortages. And throughout the program planning process, we always build in methods to measure a program’s impact. See Our Work for case studies of our programs.

GRANT WRITING
SOCIAL MARKETING
ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION
COMMUNITY OUTREACH
WEB AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS
SCHOOL BASED PROGRAMS
COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS

We view program evaluation as more than an investigation of outcomes. Our evaluations involve examination of programs throughout their lifecycle, to ensure that they are as effective as possible by identifying areas where improvements can be made. We understand that programs utilize a tremendous amount of an organization’s time and resources, so it’s critical to be able to demonstrate to internal stakeholders and funders that your programs are having the desired effects. At Sentient Research, we are dedicated to providing in-depth, rigorous evaluation services to our clients. Many of our program evaluations have been published in academic journals.

PROGRAM MONITORING
QUASI-EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGNS
CONTINUAL PROGRAM IMPROVEMENT

Practically everything we do for clients involves communicating with different audience members and stakeholders to publicize and support their organizations and programs. Knowing the best ways to get your message across through the right mix of marketing techniques, free media, white papers, reports, and other communications is key. Whether your organization simply needs an internal report to demonstrate a program’s success to funders, a manuscript prepared for publication in an academic journal, or a fully developed communications strategy, we can translate research into communications that have the right message and use the right channels to further the objectives of your program or organization.

 
  Our staff are always working on publishing a papers in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at academic conferences. See our latest papers here.  
 

REPORTS
PRESENTATIONS
ACADEMIC MANUSCRIPT PREPARATION
BRAND BUILDING
SOCIAL MARKETING
SOCIAL MEDIA


 

 

 

 

 
SENTIENT RESEARCH
  231 North Walnuthaven Drive
West Covina, CA 91790
Email: info@sentientresearch.net
Tel: 213.864.8959
Fax: 866.614.6075