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Research & Evaluation

Many of the toughest social, economic, and policy challenges facing veterans and military families today are complex and interrelated. Their solutions require resources, knowledge, and expertise combined across multiple disciplines and sectors.

What We Offer

Learn more about our research team’s core competencies, including applied social science research and program measurement and evaluation.

The Work We Do

Search through our collection of publications for the topic or program you would like more information about.

 

Measurement and Evaluation

Veteran-serving organizations confront a likely future of doing more with less. Funders, too, demand greater emphasis on evidence-based practice and measuring the impact of their investments.

Data and Tools

Open access to data increases transparency and advances research in order to promote informed decision making—not only for transitioning service members, veterans, and military families but also for the public, private, and philanthropic sector organizations that serve them.

What We Do

Applied Research and Policy Analysis.

From community-based supportive services to national policy matters, we partner with public, private, and social sector organizations to inform the direction of veteran and military family focused programs and policies. See the range of topics we study below.

Measurement and Evaluation.

As a leading practice, we strive to base IVMF decisions, programs, services, and partner initiatives in evidence. We offer a range of evaluation supports, from needs assessments to multi-method evaluation designs, quality improvement to outcome monitoring, and dashboard development to storytelling.

How We Do it

Team Building.

We build multi-disciplinary teams—combining IVMF expertise and cultural competence with renowned Syracuse University faculty across the social sciences and professional programs in education, engineering, computer and information science, public administration and law, public health and social work, child and family studies, marriage and family therapy, and more.

Driving Action.

Our passion is for high-quality research and program evaluation that inform and drive action. We empower government, private industry, higher education, and philanthropic and nonprofit sector decision-making. And we measure, monitor, and drive continuous improvement across the IVMF—all to advance the lives of veterans and their families.