Practice Areas

Practice Areas

Each of our four research practice areas is led by a Vice President who has a PhD or MD, peer-reviewed journal articles and/or government-approved reports, and more than 20 years of experience managing projects within their respective area of expertise. Our practice areas include:

All practice areas are also supported by our two research centers:

The 2M Survey Research Center

Our onsite 56-seat Survey Research Center uses state-of-the-art technology and multimodal approaches that integrate mail, email, phone, and web modalities to facilitate a wide range of survey needs.

  • Customizable survey solutions and advanced quality assurance tools
    • Computer-assisted interviewing (CATI, CAPI, CARI, CADE)
      • Cognitive monitoring and focus groups
        • Nationwide field interviewing
          • Information security and physical safeguards that comply with all applicable laws and regulations for the secure handling of federal data, including personally identifiable information (PII) and protected health information (PHI)
            • Training lab
              • Interviewer training
              • Economic experiments
              • Real-time video/audio equipment to support recording and archiving of data collection activities
              • Broadcasting that allows for the control of multiple camera feeds
              • Additional apps to facilitate real-time interaction, such as voting or instant messaging

              The 2M Statistical and Geospatial Innovation Center

              We provide solutions to complex problems using advanced statistical solutions and high-performance computing resources.

              • Big data mining, modeling, and simulation
                • Spatial analysis and visualization
                  • Database creation and management, including merging large and diverse administrative databases
                    • Implementation of alternative estimation strategies for complex statistical models
                      • Merging large and diverse administrative databases
                        • Creating applications for GIS
                          • High-performance computing resources to support various approaches to parallelization, including harnessing the structure of Graphical Processing Units (GPUs)