Data Analytics

Beyond data collection through surveys, the Public Policy Research Lab has the capacity to analyze existing data for insights and solutions. Whether it is a program evaluation study to measure the effectiveness of a policy, a cost-benefit analysis to identify the challenges and opportunities for new initiatives, or more general data-mining to reveal the informative patterns hidden in the data, the Lab offers statistical analysis and consulting to unpack the numbers.


“The results from the Louisiana Survey should provide state leaders with an invaluable resource – and used wisely- should help advance the rebuilding process.”

David Bondy,
CEO LUBA Worker’s Comp

“We needed a high quality survey done quickly because we wanted to capture time sensitive data. The staff at the PPRL helped us develop a great instrument, and collected nearly a 1,000 interviews in a very short period of time. They did a great job, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

Matthew Lee
LSU Professor of Sociology

“Our Planning team wanted to fill gaps with new programming, not duplicate already existing services for children who have exceptionalities. PPRL met with us from the start to listen to our goals. From that meeting, we quickly moved forward with a survey that reached our audience and fit our budget. Their work gave us a clear picture of needs from the people who will use our services.”

Elissa McKenzie
Director of Therapy Services and Support, St. Lillian Academy

Project Inquiry