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Data Collection and Analysis

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) assists government agencies and organizations in acquiring evidence from systematic data collection procedures and analyzing data before, during and after program implementation. ORISE performs data analysis and collection using one or more of the following tactics:

  • Primary and secondary literature reviews
  • Environmental scans
  • Focus groups
  • Key informant interview
  • Surveys and questionnaires
  • Media analysis and monitoring
  • Content analysis
  • Case studies
  • Participant observation
  • Message and concept testing
  • Usability testing

These types of data collection and analysis methods have enabled government agencies to make more informed decisions about the development of evidence-based programs that aim to promote the nation’s health.

ORISE’s data collection and analysis expertise has recently included message testing of health and safety information to the general public and immigrant populations. ORISE has also developed human health risk assessments based on literature reviews and rigorous scientific analysis of peer-reviewed toxicological studies.