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Community-Based Research

Frost Center meets the data and research needs of West Michigan and the Holland area by facilitating collaboration between community organizations, Hope College faculty experts, our professional research staff and undergraduate researchers.

Community partners we serve include non-profit organizations, local units of government, and area businesses.

Frost Center staff work closely with each partner, coordinating multiple methodologies to help them reach their goals. Our community-based research approach leverages the skills of all project participants and continues the Hope College history of college-community collaboration.

Frost Center has been a member of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) since 2008.

Contact us at 616.395.7556 or frostcenter@hope.edu to discuss your research and data needs.

Areas of Work
  • Program evaluation design
  • Needs assessment
  • Community planning
  • Logic model development
  • Organizational climate
  • Survey design and administration
  • Customer experience
Community-Based Research
Frost Center takes a community-based research approach. This means developing collaborative partnerships between West Michigan organizations and Hope faculty experts, trained student researchers and the professional research staff of Frost Center. Together we develop and implement a research design that answers a question, addresses a community problem or provides data to guide change. 
Community Partner Pricing

Frost Center for Data and Research strives for equity in access to our data and research services, regardless of a community organization’s status or classification. To this end, we have established tiered pricing for research completed with community partners.

Please contact frostcenter@hope.edu for more information on our community partner pricing.