How we work
We help you evaluate population data, engage and make decisions
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.
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.
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.
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.
This might be where we deliver a presentation for you, provide a database and documentation, or provide final materials.
We follow up to make sure that you’re satisfied.
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