How we work

We help you evaluate population data, engage and make decisions

We start by asking:
What is a win for you?


Initiate

You contact us and tell us what questions you’re trying to answer about your community. In this stage, we’ll also discuss your timeline, budget, audience, and the best way to package information for your use.

Define

We work with you to determine the scope of work, which can include any or all of the services we offer: everything from basic data acquisition to a fully custom presentation or online interactive.

During this stage, we also finalize the cost and schedule of the work. We assign members of our team to work with you and determine whether we need to bring in additional experts or resources from the Carolina Population Center or larger UNC community.

Design

We identify the best data sources and analytical and communications methods to answer your questions. A detailed project plan and work assignments are also completed during this phase.

Execute

We do the agreed upon work. We stay in frequent communication to ensure that we’re meeting your requirements, doing so on your timeline and within your budget. Especially, in larger projects, we provide preliminary materials for you to review.

Deliver

This might be where we deliver a presentation for you, provide a database and documentation, or provide final materials.

Evaluate

We follow up to make sure that you’re satisfied.

Data acquisition

We know where to find relevant data and can translate complex information based on the questions you need to answer. We can also help you determine what questions you should be asking.

Custom population estimates & projections

Using Stata, SAS and R, we can project populations or school enrollments that give insight into how your community will shift in the coming years.

Analysis & interpretation

We can identify potential policy responses to demographic change and analyze the impact of current or proposed policies on specific populations.

Workshops, training, & presentations

We convene and engage your stakeholders and decision-makers to facilitate understanding and dialogue and strengthen the capacity of your organization to communicate data-driven ideas.

How can we help you learn more about your community?

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