Overview

The Office of Assessment, Evaluation and Institutional Research (AEIR) is the research and evaluation arm of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Our Core Capabilities

Survey Design and Primary Data Collection

  • Development and testing of data-collection instruments used in paper-based and online surveys.
  • Conducting focus groups, interviews, record reviews, and observations.

Qualitative Research and Analysis

  • Mixed methods evaluation, utilizing quantitative and qualitative techniques to ensure a robust and comprehensive analysis.
  • Conceptualization of program goals, desired outcomes, associated performance indicators, and monitoring and evaluation tasks.
  • Development and implementation of performance management and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Scoping, planning, and design of evaluation.
  • Formative evaluations and needs assessments.
  • Summative evaluations, including outcome evaluations and impact studies.
  • Concept Mapping.
  • Literature reviews and secondary research.

Quantitative Research and Analysis

  • Statistical analyses and econometric modeling of cross-sectional and longitudinal events.
  • Quasi-experimental and non-experimental design.
  • Propensity Score Matching.
  • Social Network Analysis.
  • Web Analytics.
  • Data analysis of extant data.
  • State-of-the-art data visualization.