Evaluation of Save the Bay (RI) middle school environmental program...plus focus group training for staff.

Focus Group Training Workshop, CLICO, Trinidad
Why Focus Group Training?

To build capacity to…

  • Craft sound, relevant, meaningful, and focused research questions

  • Develop sophisticated, solid research designs (using GDI’s “group blueprint”)

  • Write powerful interview questions suitable for group discussions

To ensure scientific data collection...
To develop effective interviewing techniques...
To enhance data analysis skills using GDI’s “structured transcript” approach
To produce reliable results you can count on...
To improve group/meeting facilitation in general... 


Focus Group Training, Employment and
Social Development, Canada
Focus Group Training Team Work, World Bank-Carleton University International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET)

GDI's Focus Group Training

Better Science, More Reliable Data

GDI's focus group training is grounded squarely in group dynamics theory and principles of qualitative research methods--and has been fine-tuned by the GDI team’s experience in over 40 countries. We provide the highest quality program evaluation research, education program evaluation, program evaluation methods training, and focus group training. Comprehensive research in search of quality data and reliable insights!


Learn More

Please contact GDI for more information.


  • The World Bank Independent Evaluation Group
  • The World Bank/Carleton University International Program for Development Evaluation Training
  • OECD, Paris
  • The Czech Republic (Ministry Evaluation Officers and the Czech Evaluation Society)
  • The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok)
  • U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • The College Board Innovation and Concepts Team
  • University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center
  • Norwegian Institute for Foreign Affairs (KIMEP, Kazakhstan)
  • Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (Tokyo; Savannakhet, Laos)
  • Sanford Health
  • Geisinger Center for Health Research
  • New York State Department of Health AIDS Research Institute
  • American Education Development Center for Applied Behavioral & Evaluation Research
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
  • U.S. Department of Energy, Health, Safety and Security
  • European Evaluation Association (EURONET)
  • Brown University (Center on Alcoholism and Addiction Studies, Institute for Community Health Programs, Leadership Alliance, Education Alliance)
  • Chicago Memorial Children's Hospital
  • Tufts-New England Medical Center
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • Quality Partners of RI
  • American Association of Public Opinion Research
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Defence Research Centre (Toronto)
  • Save the Bay (RI)
  • The Urban Institute
  • Northeast Utilities
  • University of Bath, UK, Research Group on Well-being in Developing Countries 
  • National Planning Departments, Colombia, Zimbabwe, Indonesia...

Comprehensive Research, Focus Group Training, and Facilitation for Group Effectiveness​

Group Dimensions International