Methods Inquiries, 2013-2017

Project Overview

OPRE plays a central role in advancing understanding and disseminating knowledge about research and evaluation methods and tools that are, or could be, used to enhance knowledge about program and policy effectiveness. The purpose of the Methods Inquiries project, awarded to RTI International, is to organize meetings that bring together expertise from varying disciplines and policy fields to explore innovations in research design, analytic techniques and data measurement that could be employed to advance the government’s use of rigorous and innovative research methods. In addition, the contractor will disseminate information gathered during the contract period and presented at the meetings.

Visit the OPRE Innovative Methods Meetings website ( to access the resources and materials from the meetings.

The points of contact are Anna Solmeyer and Nicole Constance.