Decision Information Resources, Inc. (DIR) provides expert research, evaluation, data collection, and technical assistance services to help our clients measure program effectiveness, make evidence-informed decisions, and improve results. Since 1984, our clients have included all levels of government, nonprofit organizations and foundations, businesses, and educational entities. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, we maintain permanent offices in Bethesda, Maryland and full time senior staff in California and New Jersey.
DIR is a certified small, minority-owned business with experience leading the design and implementation of large multi-site studies, including random assignment studies and quasi-experiments, and small third-party program evaluations. DIR provides technical assistance to enhance the capabilities of program providers to collect and use data for performance measurement, program planning, and outcome analysis.
DIR focuses on new data collection through surveys, school and classroom observations, student assessments, and qualitative interviewing and focus groups. We operate a computer-assisted telephone interviewing (CATI) center capable of handling large volume surveys. We maintain a nationwide roster of skilled multi-lingual staff for both field and telephone data collection. We have extensive experience collecting data from diverse and difficult to reach populations on topics in the fields of education, employment, teen pregnancy prevention, and youth development. We use multiple platforms for web-based surveys to offer alternatives tailored to our clients’ needs. Data files are designed and delivered to meet the unique specifications of each client.
Our permanent staff of PhD and masters-level researchers, analysts, project directors, and program specialists is enhanced by our network of nationally-recognized subject matter experts engaged for specialized projects.
DIR provides unique perspectives and sensitivities to data collection and research that are particularly effective in working with diverse groups and populations. We succeed by maintaining a strong commitment to high quality work, ethical performance, fiscal responsibility, on-time delivery and reporting precision.