Horn Research follows a few simple rules in our work: collaborate, don’t re-invent the wheel,
and base everything on evidence.
Horn Research encourages an interactive approach to our work and views collaboration as
critical to the success of any project we conduct. We work closely with our clients to
create useful and effective methods, instruments, and reports and offer our clients substantial
opportunity to provide feedback and input into all aspects of the evaluation project. We believe
collaboration sets and maintains expectations and ultimately yields results which are
comprehensive, reliable and relevant.
Use of Validated Instruments and Scale
Whenever possible, Horn Research recommends identifying and using instruments and scales
which have been previously developed, validated and utilized. The use of these instruments and
scales facilitates the development the research or evaluation process, reduces time and cost,
and allows for potential comparison to other datasets. For surveys that are developed or adapted,
Horn Research conducts pre-tests on local relevant sample participants to test for
understandability, reliability, and validity.
Provide Evidence-Based Recommendations
Program recommendations are a vital component of any effective evaluation plan or needs
assessment. Horn Research believes that recommendations should be evidence-based. Our background
in gathering and analyzing data combined with our understanding of the needs, issues, and
strengths of non-profits gives us a powerful base for generating changes and improvements which
are sustainable and strengths-based.