Full Service Public Opinion Research Consultants
With nearly two decades of experience conducting public opinion research projects and working on political campaigns, QGS can manage your strategic research project from start to finish. We specialize in:
- Developing and refining research goals
- Instrument design and development
- Fielding and on-the-ground oversight (viewing focus groups, field testing)
- Sample design
- Local vendor selection
- Full analysis and reporting, with strategic recommendations
- Moderator guide design and development
- Moderator and interviewer training
on our knowledge of the region, we can help make sure you are asking
the right questions to the right people. We have contacts with reliable
data collectors around the world and can identify the vendor best suited to carrying out your research. We work closely with the vendor to make sure your project meets the highest methodological standards, from translations to interviewer training to pre-tests.
moderator with experience conducting hundreds of focus groups,
Christine Quirk can train your local moderator and/or brief him or her
on the goals of your project to ensure your focus groups collect the
maximum amount of data. If problems come up in your first group, we can
make sure they are corrected by the second.
can also coordinate with your local data collection agency to ensure
questionnaire translations are accurate, to make sure interviewers are
adequately trained and to observe pre-tests. We can also double check
your vendor's data collection methodology to make sure you get what
you're paying for.
On-the-Ground Project Management
Worried that your local data collector isn't meeting your high
standards? Want someone to watch and report on your focus groups? Too
strapped for time and money to make the overseas trip yourself? With
QGS located in a major hub for travel to Asia, the
Middle East, the Former Soviet Union and Africa, we can be on the
ground quickly and cost-effectively to make sure your project stays on
track. We'll go to those off-the-beaten track places so you don't have
on a decade of US political campaign experience, we can also manage
your phone banks, help develop communications plans or develop voter
outreach programs. QGS oversaw one of the first strategic
telephone banks in Ukrainian election history, on behalf of President
Yushchenko's party. She also served as Observer Coordinator for the 2010 Election Observation Mission in Afghanistan, deploying 50 international observers in an active conflict zone, and more importantly, sending them home again in one piece.
Data Analysis and Reporting
on our experience and insight gained living and working in complicated
political environments, we'll take your quantitative or qualitative
data and turn it into a strategic, actionable report in whatever format
works best for you. We can write anything from a full length analysis of your poll or focus groups to a press release or op-ed touting the findings.
believes you shouldn't have to be involved with a project from the
beginning to understand the findings and recommendations, so our
strategic reports are well-written and user-friendly. We believe that
if your data sits on a shelf collecting dust, you've wasted your money.
can put together a training program that will expose your local
partners to the latest in strategic polling, communications and
political campaigning techniques. We can also train media
representatives on how to read and interpret polling data. We've
trained Iraqis, Djiboutians, FATA Pashtuns, Zimbabweans and Ukrainians how to conduct quantitative interviews and moderate discussion groups, Iraqis
on the uses of strategic research and Azerbaijanis and Saudis on how to organize,
communicate with and mobilize voters on election day.
is available for short term or long term consulting projects. With
experience with USAID, DRL and a variety of international NGOs, we can
assist with all kinds of special projects. Whether it's a political
campaign, polling, communications, voter outreach, election observation mission or a D&G-related
project, QGS can help. We have particular expertise in conflict zones.