Center on Research & Evaluation

Center on Research & Evaluation (CORE)

a classroom workshopThe Center on Research & Evaluation (CORE) at the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University (SMU) is primarily geared towards providing research and evaluation services to both the SMU community as well as external clients. CORE provides human and other resources to assist faculty members in their development of research grants and proposals. Specifically, it provides support to their efforts to procure funding, implement grants, and disseminate findings related to their research.

CORE seeks to build the capacity of non-profit organizations towards assisting them to better understand and carry out research and evaluation work for program improvement.

CORE conducts evaluations to determine program impact, and to identify those things that are contributing to, or detracting from, intended outcomes. CORE's evaluation expertise is on programs and services designed to improve the health and well-being of children and families and the communities in which they live. A growing number of organizations provide these types of services, and CORE believes good evaluations of the impact these services have on desired outcomes will lead to better quality programs and services for individuals and communities.

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Survey Research Group News

AAPOR February Webinar, February 18: "Methods for Cross-Cultural Survey Design," with Patti Goerman, PhD and Peter Mohler, PhD Tuesday, February 18, 2014,  Noon - 1:30 p.m. CST
Find more information and register at: Recordings of this and past webinars are also available.
Save the date for these upcoming webinars:

  • Producing and Assessing Survey Questionnaire Translations Ana Villar and Alisu Schoua-Glusberg Wednesday, March 26, 2014; Noon CST
  • Unlocking the Potential of Discrete Choice Modeling and MaxDiff Scaling in Public Opinion Research Joe Curry Wednesday, April 9, 2014; Noon CST

Utrecht University, Job Openings: The Department of Methods and Statistics, Utrecht University, part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, has job opening for two full-time postdocs. The positions spans 40% teaching and 60% research time. Follow the link for more information:

Newsletter of the International Association of Survery Statisticians: There are several interesting survey pieces in the January 2014 Newsletter of the International Association of Survey Statisticians. Follow the link for more information: