FirstEval-Melissa Kovacs


Public Policy Research

In an era of rapidly changing federal and state policy decisions, FirstEval can advise you or your organization on how the current political and economic climate should inform your decision-making. We approach policy research and evaluation in an assuredly nonpartisan manner. FirstEval’s areas of expertise include social policy, and, in particular, health policy and education …

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Litigation Support Services

Dr. Kovacs provides litigation support services for legal and public proceedings. Her expertise includes domestic social and economic policy, and, in particular, health policy and education policy. Support with quantitative research analyses and the best application of statistical methodology is available. Dr. Kovacs has experience reviewing opposing experts’ statistical reports for reliability, validity, and correct application …

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Statistical Analysis

FirstEval provides rigorous data cleaning and data analysis services. From a marketing firm seeking to learn more about their customers through data to firms with raw data at their disposal, FirstEval can create meaning from raw data. In this era of “big data,” siphoning important trends and findings from data, quickly, is crucial.   FirstEval …

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Program Evaluation

FirstEval offers comprehensive program evaluation services. From evaluation planning, to constructing measurement instruments and data collection, to report writing and outcome dissemination, to advising on the practical applications of research results, FirstEval can provide thorough guidance to meet your organization’s needs. As grant recipients, non-profit organizations are frequently tasked with providing positive evidence of their programs …

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