Services

Our goal is to provide quality services, continuously develop human capacity, and strengthen the professional reputation of the Center in order to advocate for the importance of sociological and educational research in Armenia.

Our Services

The Center offers a wide range of services

The Center offers a wide range of services focused around  4 directions:

  • Sociological and educational research design and implementation,
  • Design and implementation of professional capacity building courses, trainings, and organization of conferences,
  • Analysis of research data obtained from primary and secondary sources,
  • Provision of advisory services, consulting for policy development, including participation in the development of concept papers and policy documents

 

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Design and implementation of educational and sociological research

We design research methods both qualitative and quantitative, skillfully selected and applied based on the goals and objectives of a given educational or sociological research or project. The Center regularly updates and improves its activities by selecting innovative methods of research, data collection and analysis. We use the following quantitative and qualitative data collection methods: 

 

Quantitative methods

  • Face-to-face quantitative vox populi polls
  • Monitoring and evaluation via application of quantitative methods,
  • CAPI - Individual face-to-face interview through a computer program,
  • CAWI – web based interviews conducted through a computer program.

 

Qualitative methods

    • In-depth interviews,
    • Expert interviews,
    • Key informant interviews,
    • Observation,
    • Focus group discussions,
  • Case studies, etc. 

 

Guided by the international and local research findings and best practices, the Center has developed an in-depth methodology and a toolkit specifically tailored for the educational research. It helps to guide our research in the frames of the following educational processes and activities of educational institutions:

  • Research methodology design
  • Data collection 
  • Expert examination of institutional documents (assessment of document functionality),
  • Qualitative and quantitative data processing and analysis,
  • Analysis of the entire institutional activity or selected fields of activity 
  • Development of methodology for data collection on all criteria included in the institutional self-analysis 

 

One of the key objectives of the Center is to highlight the importance of sociology as a discipline, contribute to the increase of its credibility and prioritize sociological research in Armenia by providing quality services as follows:

  • Research methodology design
  • Development of research tools (questionnaires, surveys)
  • Organization of data collection process
  • Organization of focus group discussions
  • Document analysis with application of traditional and content analysis methods, including statistical data and secondary analyses
  • Sociological examination of documents (assessment of functionality of documents, including research tools)
  • Data processing and analysis (quantitative data  processed and analyzed through SPSS software package).

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Analysis

The Center conducts combined analyzes of quantitative and qualitative research results. Our analytical services can be part of a comprehensive research, or simply provided as a stand-alone service. We pay special attention to the secondary analysis of documents and research reports related to the issues of education and youth, protection of children's rights and other relevant fields that allow us to compare and get a complete picture of change in various phenomena over the course of years. The Center offers a full sociological toolkit for analyzes.

 

We greatly values our clients’ and beneficiaries’ opinions and requirements concerning the logical structure and content of the reports. Similarily, the Center's experts and researchers pay special attention that video-methodological and scientific grounds backbone any report developed. 

 

The Center regularly updates, improves and supplements its toolkits for quantitative and qualitative analyzes. For quantitative data analysis, the specialists of the Center use SPSS, Stata and other statistical software packages, as specified by the project and/or the client requirements. For qualitative purposes, the Center uses MAXQDA and NVIVO programs. 

 

Design and implementation of professional capacity building courses, trainings, and organization of conferences

The Center offers the following courses on educational and sociological research:

  • Research methodology design

  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods

  • The use of quantitative and qualitative research in education 

  • Specifics and limitations of online research

  • Special aspects of educational research

  • Data processing and analysis tools (SPSS, Stata)

  • Document analysis methods

  • Questionnaire development techniques

  • Monitoring and evaluation methods, tools and techniques

  • Needs assessment methodology

  • Project impact assessment methodology on topics.

 

The Center greatly emphasizes the development of professional capacities of education specialists, young people and all beneficiaries, hence, in addition to offering training, it also participates in conferences and discussions in the fields of sociology, education and youth.

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Design and implementation of professional capacity building courses, trainings, and organization of conferences

The Center offers the following courses on educational and sociological research:

  • Research methodology design
  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • The use of quantitative and qualitative research in education
  • Specifics and limitations of online research
  • Special aspects of educational research
  • Data processing and analysis tools (SPSS, Stata)
  • Document analysis methods
  • Questionnaire development techniques
  • Monitoring and evaluation methods, tools and techniques
  • Needs assessment methodology
  • Project impact assessment methodology on topics.

The Center greatly emphasizes the development of professional capacities of education specialists, young people and all beneficiaries, hence, in addition to offering training, it also participates in conferences and discussions in the fields of sociology, education and youth.

 

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Provision of consultancy services, participation in the development of concept papers, policy documents

As a rule, consultancy services provided by the Center are a logical continuation of our research services. Research papers and reports developed by the Center include recommendations that help the clients not only to form a general overview of the studied phenomena, but also to plan their actions guided by the research results. Following its main mission, over the last decade the Center has continuously put efforts to inform the decision-makers on its key research findings and advocate for evidence-based policy making in the fields of education, child protection, youth and other public areas. Thanks to growing collaboration between our Center and its partner structures, we see an increase in significance of sociology as a science, and raise in credibility of  sociological and educational research.

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Trainings

Sociological methods in participatory evaluation

A hands-on course for beneficiaries of the American Library and Learning Center

The course was conducted in cooperation with PH International (Project Harmony).

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A course on the application of sociological research methods within the framework of participatory evaluation

It was for employees of the local self-government body of the Goris enlarged community and local NGOs

The course was conducted in cooperation with the WINNET Armenia network

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Sociological consultancy

Provision of consultancy services, participation in the development of concept papers, policy documents

The Center has consulted the National Institute of Education during development of the methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of teacher training in Armenia.

In 2012 together with “Yerkusov" specialized psychological center, the “Center for Educational Research and Consulting” developed a monitoring tool to track the progress of public school psychologists.

Research Projects

Research Projects

In March 2022, the Center celebrated its 10th anniversary. During these years, the growth in numbers, and successful completion of projects and programs implemented by the Center illustrate an increased demand for our services, as our clients find solutions to their problems in cooperation with us. On this page, you can get acquainted with a showcase of activities of the Center filtered by service, year, partner (clients) and main projects/research carried out..

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Research in the field of education

1. Problems of Early Marriage and School Dropout in the Yezidi community of Armenia

Eurasia Partnership Foundation - Armenia

Sept- Nov 2021

2. Social and Economic Conditions of Student Life in Europe

EUROSTUDENT Survey, V Brusov State University, Ministry fo Education and Science of RA

Dec 2013 – Jan 2014

3. Needs assessment of juveniles deprived of their liberty

"Special creative center for juveniles deprived of their liberty" SNOC

Jan-June 2013

4. Assessment of Implementation of Inclusive Education in the Republic of Armenia

Open Society Foundations- Armenia

Jan- June 2013

5. Development of a methodology for evaluating the effectiveness of teacher training 

National Institute of Education

Nov-Dec 2012

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Sociological research

1. The current state of civil society and its changing role in public policy processes

Eurasia Partnership Foundation, USAID

May-June 2022

2. Evaluation of the effectiveness of state educational policy under the conditions of COVID-19 pandemic program

"Civic Youth Center" community development NGO

Black Sea Regional Trust

Cooperation Fund

Dec 2020 - April 2021

3․Gyumri Youth Situation Analysis

“Youth Initiative Centre” (YIC) NGO

July 2020-February 2021

4. Mapping survey on labor market in Shirak, Lori and Syunik marzes

DVV international Armenia office

Sept-Dec 2019

5. Mapping of non-material tourist values in Tavush marz

“Youth Cooperation Center Dilijan" NGO

April-Jan 2016

6. Needs assessment of children and families within the framework of the "Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Children" program

UNICEF-Armenia, World Vision Armenia

April-Sept 2015

 

7․Gyumri Youth Situation Analysis

“Youth Initiative Centre” (YIC) NGO

October 2014-March 2015

8. Prospects of foster care development in Armenia

Save the Children Armenia

Dec 2012-March 2013

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Monitoring

Monitoring of the material and technical conditions of public schools of RA

"Transparency International Anti-Corruption Center" NGO, "Asparez" Club of Journalists NGO

Feb 2018 - Jan 2019

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Evaluation

1.EDU2WORK project

“Institute of Public Policy” NGO, National Innovation Center of SDG Armenia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

March-May 2021

2. Evaluation of Vanadzor small group home model and a study of the lessons learned

UNICEF Armenia

Feb 2020-Nov 2020

3. Final evaluation of the “Zang” legal socialization program

Project Harmony- Armenia

Feb-March 2013

4. “Rural Income Generation” program evaluation

Save the Children Armenia

Sept-Oct 2013

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