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Working With IPI

Idaho Policy Institute works with private, public and nonprofit organizations. The process starts with an informational meeting to explore your needs and the type of information that will best address that need. Based on that discussion, we’ll work with you to refine a research question, then we’ll create a research plan and discuss potential options. Every organization has different needs and a distinct culture so we strive to find the best fit for you and to present practical data to inform your decision making.

Contract Work

IPI Director Greg Hill with Boise Councilwoman Elaine Clegg and Canyon County Commissioner Tom Dale

Contract work is our conventional mode of operation.  After defining your need, a multidisciplinary team of experienced researchers will design the best approach to gathering data. With your input, a scope of work is developed and will be the basis for a contract that includes the cost of the project, billing terms and a breakdown of tasks with completion dates.

Capstone Projects

Professor at table working with two studentsCapstone projects foster collaboration between you and current graduate students. After defining your need, student teams, under the guidance of IPI researchers, conduct data collection and perform analysis.  Capstone projects offer students a hands​-​on learning opportunity​ while providing organizations with actionable research at little or no cost.

Research Methods

Economic analysis
Focus groups
Forecasting
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis
Interviews
Interactive data visualization
Network analysis
Policy analysis
Program evaluation
Statistical analysis
Surveys
Technical assistance