If you give people a thorough understanding
of what confronts them and the basic causes
that produce it, they’ll create their own program;
and when the people create a program, you get action.
– Malcolm X
Our action research and analysis provides important data that is both qualitative and quantitative to help in the collective sense-making by stakeholder before prior to designing interventions. These include:
Listening Campaigns: We conduct individual and group interviews with diverse stakeholders in order to hear and document the varied perspectives of community members. The listening campaign provides an opportunity for potentially silenced voices or muted perspectives to be authentically integrated into change efforts.
Equity Analysis: We collect, organize, and analyze student outcome and experience data to reveal specific equity issues and achievement gaps. The equity analysis will often reveal specifics about the types of achievement and experience gaps occurring. Targeted data varies according to context but often includes outcomes disaggregated by race, gender, socio-economic status, and other relevant categories.