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The Pilot Research Approach

Pilot Research has a reputation for solid, comprehensive, evidence-based policy research and evaluation across a variety of social policy areas; with a particular focus in the criminal justice system, policing, race and ethnic relations, community-based strategies for change, restorative justice, crime prevention and offender rehabilitation and societal reintegration.

The Pilot Research Approach includes:

  • attention to contextual as well as specific local patterns and factors
  • a formative evaluation strategy calling for close collaboration with clients and stakeholders in all phases of the assessment
  • use of a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative methods appropriate to the tasks at hand
  • commitment to the norms of careful data management, confidentiality and anonymity of participants’ information, and attention to the dimensions of effectiveness, efficiency and equity in social policy assessments.