Barrington Research Group, Inc. is owned and managed by Dr. Gail V. Barrington. We have been providing research and consulting services in program evaluation and applied research since 1985. We are acknowledged leaders in both Canada and the United States.
We use a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods including interviews, surveys, focus groups, case studies, document reviews, literature/internet searches, and on-site observation. We work collaboratively and inter-actively with clients, providing frequent feedback and personalized service. We have an established track record and over the past 25 years have worked with federal, provincial, and territorial governments, as well as with not-for-profits, post-secondary institutions, health organizations, and foundations.
Barrington Research Group, Inc. is an acknowledged leader in program evaluation, applied research and evaluation education in both Canada and the United States. We are independent, ethical and rigorous. Through our research we answer important social questions and support informed and accountable decision making.
Dr. Gail V. Barrington is a well-known Canadian program evaluator who has made significant contributions to the profession through her evaluation practice, writing, teaching, training, mentoring and service. She brings her passion for social justice, wealth of practical experience, and commitment to quality research to all her consulting projects.
She has conducted more than 130 program evaluation and applied research studies in areas ranging from health promotion and health services to education and training, research, and knowledge exchange. Her recent work on evidence-based evaluation has led to the development of more rigorous evaluation designs and she is currently advising a number of organizations about the adoption of this approach.
Dr. Barrington is a graduate of McGill University, Carleton University, and the University of Alberta and holds a Doctorate in Educational Administration. She is a Credentialed Evaluator and a Certified Management Consultant as well as a certified teacher. She instructs a Master’s level course on evaluation for the Centre for Health Studies at Athabasca University. For many years, she has conducted workshops on evaluation topics and is frequently rated a top presenter.
In 2008, she won the Canadian Evaluation Society award for her Contribution to Evaluation in Canada. Her recent book, Consulting Start up & Management: A Guide for Evaluators & Applied Researchers, (SAGE, 2012) is based on her consulting experience She was recently named to the Dynamic Dozen, the top-rated presenters and trainers at the American Evaluation Association.
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